Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Stations of the Cross - VI - VIII - St. Faustinas Diary

VI STATION: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.

Jesus to Saint Faustina: Know that whatever good you do for any soul, i accept it as if you had done it to Me. (1768).

Saint Faustina: I am learning how to be good from Jesus, from Him who is goodness itself, so that I might be called a daughter of the heavenly Father. (669). Great love can change small things into great ones, and it is only love which lends value to our actions. (303).

Lord Jesus. My Master, make my eyes, my hands, my mouth, my heart… merciful. Transform me into your Mercy.

VII STATION: Jesus falls for the second time.

Jesus to Saint Faustina: The cause of your falls is that you rely too much upon yourself and too little on Me. (1488). You must know that on your own, you can’t do nothing. (639). You are not even capable of receiving my graces without my help. (738).

Saint Faustina: Jesus, do not leave me alone (..). You know, Lord, how weak I am. I am an abyss of wretchedness; I am nothingness itself; so what will be so strange if You leave me alone and I fall (1489). So You, Jesus, must stand by me constantly like a mother by a helpless child – and even more so. (264).

May I lean on your grace, Lord, so that I may not fall continuously on the same errors: and if I fall, help me rise and glorify your Mercy.

VIII STATION: Jesus consoles the women of Jerusalem.

Jesus to Saint Faustina: Oh, how pleasing to Me is a living faith! (1420). I desire that you would all have more faith at the present time (352).

Saint Faustina: I fervently beg the Lord to strengthen my faith, so that in my drab, everyday life I will not be guided by human depositions, but by those of the spirit. Oh, how everything drags man towards the earth! But lively faith maintains the soul in the highest regions and assigns self-love it’s proper place, that is to say, the lowest one. (210).

Merciful Lord, thank you for Holy Baptism and the grace of faith. I call you again. Lord, I believe, increase my faith!

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