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Friday, August 17, 2012
THANK God for Ms. Jean Valencia, who has been my prayer warrior for the past few months, which have been very challenging moments in my role as a businessman.
The trust and commitment that she and her co-devotees display to “JESUS, THE GOD OF DIVINE MERCY”, plus the positive and favorable fruits of their prayers, have inspired me to attend the talk of Fr. Seraphim Michalenko last August 3, 2012 at the Baguio Cathedral.
For the past two weeks, I have been reading the 3 ½” x 6” little booklet given to some attendees that day. Being a slow reader, I have not yet finished the 88-page booklet, even though I try to find time to read portions of it each day.
But already, I am eager to share (and thus, am “forced” to digest) what I have read so far. Herein, I quote verbatim a number of lines:
“There is nothing that man needs more than Divine Mercy – that love which is benevolent, which is compassionate, which raises man above his weakness to the infinite heights of the holiness of God.”
“Mercy is love that seeks to relieve the misery of others. It is an active love poured out upon others, to heal, to comfort, to console, to forgive, to remove pain. It is a love God offers us and a love He demands we give to each other.”
If we reflectively and meditatingly look at the image of the merciful Jesus, we can see His heart radiating peace and can hear in the depths of our souls: “Fear nothing, for I am with you.” When we hear this, may we respond with a sincere heart the words, “Jesus, I trust in You!”
Doing so, I have found comfort in my concerns.
Simplified, the “A B C’s of Mercy” are:
A - Ask for His mercy
- Approach Him in prayer constantly. Ask Him to pour out His mercy upon us and on the whole world.
B - Be merciful to others
- Receive His mercy and let His love and forgiveness flow thru us to others.
- “God is merciful and forgiving, and we, too, must show mercy and forgiveness.”
C - Completely trust in Jesus
- Know that the graces of His mercy are dependent on our trust. The more we trust in Jesus, the more we will receive.
And for us sinners, we are reassured by these words, “ the greater the sinner, the greater the right he has to MY mercy.”
Luke 6:36 says, “Be merciful even as your Father is merciful.”
My dearest children,
All the above notes and ideas, I have texted to each of you.
Some ideas took me time to comprehend. Thus, I had to reread them over and over. “Malalim” is my term for the depth of the truth shared in the booklet.
Why did I find it challenging to comprehend? A lack of a consistent prayerful life keeps us distant from the Lord and His teachings!
Please continue conversing with God, and persevere, as you grow in wisdom, knowledge, and devotion.
A “Devotion to the Divine Mercy” involves a total commitment to God as Mercy. It is a decision to accept His mercy with thanksgiving, to trust completely in Him, and to be merciful, as He is merciful.
The heart of Jesus is like a fountain! The graces are like the water from the fountain. The size of the vessel you use to get graces from the fountain is the size of your trust in Jesus. As your vessel of trust grows, you will be able to get more of the graces that flow from the waters of His Heart, the fountain of mercy!
May you see me as a devotee of Jesus, God of Divine Mercy, and see me bear fruit, that you may be inspired to grow your faith and trust in Jesus. Read His words, keep them always on your lips, and meditate on them day and night!
P.S. This morning, I received an email from my cousin, Jane, from Hawaii. It was an image of Jesus, the God of Divine Mercy! Coincidence? NO! A reassuring sign of His Divine Mercy! Immediately, I loaded it into my cellphone’s wallpaper!
Pls. pray with me to Jesus, the God of Divine Mercy for the healing of my uncle, my grandnephew, and for a trusted manager who will undergo a delicate brain surgery today!
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on August 18, 2012.