Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Divine Mercy and the End Times

We all know that we are living in a very sinful world where everything is turned upside down.  Jesus told St. Faustina that this devotion will be the sign for the end times, we are now living in those times.  What we will have to face in the future only God knows, but today we have to share Gods Mercy and pray for those who are far from God.  It is up to us to recognise this time for what it is and woe to us if we do not.  But we must always have hope and joy in Christ the Victorious One who has conquered sin and death and remember always that the darker the times get, the brighter the saints will shine in response.

To St. Faustina, Jesus said the following...

You will prepare the world for My final coming. (Diary 429)

Speak to the world about My mercy ... It is a sign for the end times. After it will come the Day of Justice. While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fountain of My mercy. (Diary 848)

Tell souls about this great mercy of Mine, because the awful day, the day of My justice, is near. (Diary 965).

I am prolonging the time of mercy for the sake of sinners. But woe to them if they do not recognize this time of My visitation. (Diary 1160)

Before the Day of Justice, I am sending the Day of Mercy. (Diary 1588)

He who refuses to pass through the door of My mercy must pass through the door of My justice. (Diary 1146).

Pope Benedict XVI, in his homily before the conclave that elected him, summed up John Paul’s pontificate by speaking about the late Pope’s emphasis on the Divine Mercy:

“Jesus Christ is divine mercy in person: Encountering Christ means encountering the mercy of God,” said Pope Benedict. “The mercy of Christ is not a cheap grace; it does not presume a trivialization of evil. Christ carries in his body and on his soul all the weight of evil, and all its destructive force. He burns and transforms evil through suffering, in the fire of his suffering love.”

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