Divine Darkness

Do you see how he comes to you out of the darkness? That is where you will always experience the Divine Mercy–in the midst of your darkness. This is why he comes at Eastertide because he comes out of the darkness with his light, and he meets you in your darkness with the rays of forgiveness and love.

  • veritas

    I recently said the Divine Mercy Chaplet a couple of times. I will be saying it a lot more. It is beautiful because it reminds us of the incredible love Our Lord has for each one of us.
    This Easter I have been turned very much towards the reality that Our Blessed Lord suffered and died a painful horrible death for me, because He loves me. When you make Jesus’ love personal – that is you realise that He died not just for some nebulous mass of people but He also died for ME, because that’s how much He loves me, when you really start to meditate on it, it is so beautiful and amazing.

    This Easter at Mass we sang When I Survey the Wondrous Cross. What more can we say than the last line of that hymn – “Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all.”

  • FrankX

    The Feast of Divine Mercy has a great potential to turn people’s hearts because it calls to two things not mentioned in popular culture; that we are sinners and at odds with God and that we need forgiveness and redemption. Of course, the Feast is not observed at my parish by choice of our pastor. although he has been asked by several groups. Many of my brother and sister parishioners do not believe this, that there is a Hell or that anyone will go there. I teach RCIA classes and often must explain why if the Church says this, do we not hear about it from our pastor? That is what I see in the Catholic Church, a struggle between what the Holy Father asks of us and the administration in place that decides if they agree. For me and people my age it has always been this way. I was in grammar school during Vatican II.

    • Maggie White

      FrankX,

      I was also in grammar school during Vatican II but unlike your bothers and sisters, the 10 Commandments, Sin, and Hell were clearly taught by the Sisters during RCIA (we referred to it as Catechism at that time). I can understand your desire for the Feast of Divine Mercy to be observed at your parish – it reinforces that God loves us so much that through the death and resurrection of his Son, Jesus Christ, that our sins may be forgiven. Have you thought about discussing it with a few other parishioners and then as a group, letting your pastor know how much it would mean to you to have the Feast observed at your parish? It could be that he doesn’t realize the importance to his parishioners.


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