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

December 13 ~ Part Three: With a Suffering Soul

Theme:  Conversations with the Merciful Savior

(Continued)

“Jesus: ‘Talk to Me simply, as a friend to a friend. Tell Me now, My child, what hinders you from advancing in holiness?’

“Soul: ‘Poor health detains me on the way to holiness. I cannot fulfill my duties. I am as useless as an extra wheel on a wagon. I cannot mortify myself or fast to any extent, as the saints did. Furthermore, nobody believes I am sick, so that mental pain is added to those of the body, and I am often humiliated. Jesus, how can anyone become holy in such circumstances?’

“Jesus: ‘True, My child, all that is painful. But there is no way to heaven except the way of the cross. I followed it first. You must learn that it is the shortest and surest way.’

“Soul: ‘Lord, there is another obstacle on the road to holiness. Because I am faithful to You, I am persecuted and suffer much.’

“Jesus: ‘It is because you are not of this world that the world hates you. First it persecuted Me. Persecution is a sign that you are following in My footsteps faithfully.’(Mercy Minutes with Jesus/Diary, 1487c)

(To be continued)

My prayer response:

Lord Jesus, help me to learn with my heart what I know with my head, that the cross is the only, shortest and surest way to Heaven. You led the way first, Lord. Please give me the strength to follow You. (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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