Friday, April 29, 2011

What is most important...

Jesus, I trust in you.

The Divine Mercy.
It seems to me that the Divine Mercy encompasses all the events of our day: The wars, the storms, the tsunamis, the earthquakes, the Royal Wedding, the Beatification, and so on.  Every event, every joy and sorrow, every person is seen by the Risen Christ.  It occurred to me this morning while praying the chaplet that the prayers of the novena are intended to reveal that - or better said, meant to reveal the presence of Christ to each and every group of souls in the family of mankind.  And within the varied categories of humanity, no matter ones status, state in life, ethnicity, religious affiliation, non-believer, souls in purgatory, what have you - the Lord seeks to reveal himself and his merciful love to each and every individual.  Thus he asks us to participate in and through the prayers of the novena, exercising ourselves in mercy and love by our prayer for one another, specifically, one by one, day by day - a group of souls and every particular soul within that group.  It is an unimaginable grace to be justified by the Divine Mercy.
Let us remember those who continue to suffer from natural disaster and war and ethnic conflicts.  I received an email from a friend asking for prayers especially for the children, victims of the recent tornadoes:
"It is with a heavy heart that I write you this morning asking for prayers for the children affected by tornadoes yesterday.  Children's Hospital is full and many of the critically injured children are just known only as "Disaster patient ####"  due to no known identity.  There is no telling how many more children will be coming today as the clean up process begins across our area." 

Art: The Descent into Hell, TINTORETTO

1 comment:

  1. +JMJ+

    You're right, Terry, that this is what's most important.

    It also won't get as many comments as any of your Royal Wedding-themed posts. =P


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