Mercy Minutes with Jesus (from Saint Faustina’s Diary)

July 28 ~ It Is All Grace

Theme:  Strive for Sanctity

“I have noticed that, from the very moment I entered the convent, I have been charged with one thing; namely, that I am a saint. But this word was always used scoffingly. At first, this hurt me very much, but when I had risen above it, I paid no attention to it. However, when on one occasion a certain person (perhaps Father Sopocko) suffered because of my sanctity, I was very pained by that, because of me, others can experience some unpleasantness.

“And I began to complain to the Lord Jesus, asking why this should be so, and the Lord answered me, ‘Are you sad because of this? Of course you are a saint. Soon I Myself will make this manifest in you, and they will pronounce the same word, saint, only this time it will be with love.’(Mercy Minutes with Jesus/Diary, 1571)

My prayer response:

Lord Jesus, help me to not be ashamed of my striving for sanctity. Sanctity is all Your gift; it is all grace. Remind me that sanctity is not a private love affair with You, Lord, for You have called all of us to “Be holy because I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16; Leviticus 11:44b). (Mercy Minutes with Jesus)

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Por favor Comente, Le Gusta y Comparta, y Sugiera a tus amigos en Facebook – en difundir el mensaje del Misericordioso Amor de Dios.

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