This morning I could not help but smile at the 2 words; mercy and merci!
Merci is if course the french word for thanks and what could we be more thankful for to God than for his mercy!
So yes indeed, merci mercy!!
This week we saw that
1. Mercy is for everybody
2. We are to keep coming to Jesus asking for more and more of His mercy for both ourselves and for others!
3. We must ask for big graces as a sign of our trust in Jesus’ power and love!
And so what better way to end the week than to thank Jesus for His mercy!
So take 5 or 10 minutes and reflect on what mercy has done in your life!
Think of the graces that you have received, the situations that have been resolved, the answers to prayer for other people that you have been praying for…..
There may also be some things or areas where you are still waiting. Satan will try to get you to focus on these to discourage you and reduce your trust! Remember what Jesus said about trust:
The graces of My mercy are drawn by means of one vessel only, and that is — trust. The more a soul trusts, the more it will receive (1578)
So be aware of Satan always trying to reduce your trust if He can’t destroy it fully!
And so back to the positive! Think of all the breakthroughs, all the healings, all the problems resolved and take a moment before Jesus and say ‘merci’!
Thank you Jesus for loving me, for your mercy for me, for being so patient with me. Thank you for every answer to prayer, for every grace, for every healing and for every friendship!
Thank you that you desire to fill my life to overflowing with your mercy and so here I come with nothing to offer you in thanks except my poor broken heart to love and console you!
And so I give you free permission to use my heart today as if it were yours and I say:
“O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus, as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You. (Diary, entry 84; cf. 309).
St. Faustina, pray for us!