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

September 3 ~ Strength for the Task at Hand

Theme:  Jesus the Teacher

“One time during the novitiate…I was very upset because I could not manage the pots, which were very large. The most difficult task for me was draining the potatoes, and sometimes I spilt half of them with the water [on the floor]…I complained to God about my weakness. Then I heard the following words in my soul. ‘From today on you will do this easily; I shall strengthen you.’

“That evening, when the time came to drain off the water from the potatoes, I hurried to be the first to do it, trusting in the Lord’s words. I took up the pot with ease and poured off the water perfectly. But when I took off the cover to let the potatoes steam off, I saw there in the pot, in the place of the potatoes, whole bunches of red roses, beautiful beyond description. I had never seen such roses before. Greatly astonished and unable to understand the meaning of this, I heard a voice within me saying, ‘I change such hard work of yours into bouquets of most beautiful flowers, and their perfume rises up to My throne.’

“From then on I have tried to drain the potatoes myself, not only during my week when it was my turn to cook, but also in replacement of other sisters when it was their turn. And not only do I do this, but I try to be the first to help in any other burdensome task, because I have experienced how much this pleases God.” (Mercy Minutes with Jesus/Diary, 65)

My prayer response:

Lord Jesus, when the work before me is overwhelming, thank You for teaching me through Saint Faustina that You give me the strength needed for the task at hand. May I trust in Your Loving Presence always. (Mercy Minutes with Jesus)

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