ForgivenessReconciliation is an important element of our spiritual growth. In the Diary of St. Faustina, we learn that we must forgive those who have offended us and that we must ask God to forgive us when we offend Him. Moreover, we must ask ourselves pardon when we offend our very selves. Reconciliation is necessary because it moves us into union with Love.
Let’s ask ourselves the following:
1) Do I harbor any hatred or negative feelings in me? If I do, that’s an offence against Love.
2) Is Jesus walking next to me? If we do not feel Jesus walking next to us, let’s reconcile and accept
His invitation to be His friend again.

This invitation from Jesus is Mercy. Remember that although God can do all things, He cannot Love you without forgiving you at the same time. And guess what? He Loves you. In fact, He adores you.

On the second of this month (September), Mother Mary tells us through one of the seers from Medjugorje the following:

“Dear children, I am beside you because I desire to help you to overcome trials, which this time of purification puts before you. My children, one of those is not to forgive and not to ask for forgiveness. Every sin offends Love and distances you from it – and Love is my Son. Therefore, my children, if you desire to walk with me towards the peace of God’s love, you must learn to forgive and to ask for forgiveness. Thank you.”

The message was apparently given in the day of “nonbelievers,” but it certainly could apply to all of us.

This also reminds us why Mercy is so necessary for our times and why Jesus have chosen to reveal Himself in such manner:
474 In the evening, when I was in my cell, I saw an Angel, the executor of divine wrath. He was clothed in a dazzling robe, his face gloriously bright, a cloud beneath his feet. From the cloud, bolts of thunder and flashes of lightning were springing into his hands; and from his hand they were going forth, and only then were they striking the earth. When I saw this sign of divine wrath which was about to strike the earth, and in particular a certain place, which for good reasons I cannot name, I began to implore the
AngelAngel to hold off for a few moments, and the world would do penance. But my plea was a mere nothing in the face of the divine anger. Just then I saw the Most Holy Trinity. The greatness of Its majesty pierced me deeply, and I did not dare to repeat my entreaties. At that very moment I felt in my soul the power of Jesus’ grace, which dwells in my soul. When I became conscious of this grace, I was instantly snatched up before the Throne of God. Oh, how great is our Lord and God and how incomprehensible His holiness! I will make no attempt to describe this greatness, because before long we shall all see Him as He is. I found myself pleading with God for the world with words heard interiorly. As I was praying in this manner, I saw the Angel’s helplessness: he could not carry out the just punishment which was rightly due for sins. Never before had I prayed with such inner power as I did then.

475 The words with which I entreated God are these: Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ for our sins and those of the whole world; for the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us.
476 The next morning, when I entered chapel, I heard these words interiorly: Every time you enter the chapel, immediately recite the prayer which I taught you yesterday. When I had said the prayer, in my soul I heard these words: This prayer will serve to appease My wrath. You will recite it for nine days, on the beads of the rosary, in the following manner: First of all, you will say one OUR FATHER and HAIL MARY and the I BELIEVE IN GOD. Then on the
OUR FATHER beads you will say the following words: “Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.” On the HAIL MARY beads you will say the following words: “For the sake of His sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the whole world.” In conclusion, three times you will recite these words: “Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have Mercy on us and on the whole world.” [100]

If you are feeling inundated with Sin today (or negative feelings), I invite you to recognize three things:

1) God has given you an amazing Grace in recognizing your sinfulness. Accept it.
2) God has given you an amazing Grace in offering you His forgiveness. Accept it.
3) God is calling you by name meaning that He Loves you, He protects you, and He wants you to talk with Him. Accept this as well.

God bless you,

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