"O my Jesus, your goodness surpasses all understanding, and no one will exhaust your mercy. Damnation is for the (88) soul who wants to be damned, but for the one who desires salvation, there is the inexhaustible ocean of the Lord's mercy to draw from. How can a small vessel contain the unfathomable ocean?"
Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska. Diary: Divine Mercy in my Soul.
Sometimes, it is easier to judge others than to be understanding to them. On the other hand, in everything we do, it is good to be mindful of what God wants us to do! In His great goodness and kindness, God offers to the world an ocean of mercy. Hence, this mercy is abundant, overflowing, unabated and seeks not only the righteous but most of all, sinners!
It was very clear: God sent a faithful, simple person to spread His message, a message of hope and love to all. If we still have the idea of puffing ourselves up to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, then we lost the real plot. In a way, we should not judge others whoever they are. We could react, why not...a test of our freedom inherent to the freedom as a child of God. But to regard oneself as superior to another because of one's religion, creed or race is not really on!
While others are battling themselves how to outdo one another in superiority or primacy, the others are busy loving one another, helping the poor, the marginalised, the voiceless in society, the sick, the lonely, the suicidal, the hopeless, the homeless, the spiritually underprivileged, the migrants, the hungry and many more.
"God could not be mocked!" For whatever we sow, that we reap! It could never the reverse. Why? Simple...Because God said so!!!
We pray today that we recognise the Voice of God: That God's mercy is abundant, overflowing and free. That the more we are proud and haughty, the farther we are from the Kingdom of Heaven. That the more we refuse to aid the sick, the lonely, the hungry and poor, the more we lost the main point of salvation. That the more we scorn the sinners and do not invite them to repent for God offers them great mercy, we are not doing our duty as our brother's keeper. Who is my brother or sister? They are the lost, the lonely...the ones who are hungry, the poor, the displaced, the ruined, the stray, the one in prisons...but they have to seek salvation, they must have the free will to like salvation. Who will remind them? Those who know, those who were given gifts to evangelise, those who are called in the service of God, the priests, the nuns, the religious, the lay...everybody to proclaim the greatness of God to all the ends of the earth! Start now, for the Kingdom of God is at hand, as the great St John the Baptist said. The banquet is open, but we must be ready...
In Jesus Name, Amen
Diary: Divine Mercy of my Soul
Source: Notebook 11, no. 631. p.263, (St. Faustina Kowalska).
Reflection by Cynthia Abegail Bernardo