St. Faustina Diary
Again, how sobering this diary note is!!! St Faustina must have felt that she was on overwhelm from the fact that she was called to be part of His amazing plans for mankind at this time. Out of incredible humility she fights her way of fleeing from such a responsibility & comes back to what He asks of her. To be living right now, knowing, all He told her would happen, is leaving me speachless. His final coming, is beyond my full appreciation for what that means. A priest told us at Mass once that the end times will come for all of us when we die. He then added that we must be prepared for that moment at all times. She gives us quite a blueprint of what we need to do.
Our Lord’s sentence where He tells her she cannot get away from Him or do anything by herself for He is everywhere is something for me to meditate on. “You cannot do anything by yourself but with Me you can do all things.” They really are words for all of us.
God bless, Cocoa, Mom, AC
It’s ironic that UB picked this paragraph for this week–one of my New Year’s resolutions has been to work on my emotional eating (easier said than done!) and one of the Scripture verses I keep saying to myself to kind of help me along is “I can do all things in Him who strengthens me”. That sounds an awful lot like what He told St. Faustina, “You cannot do anything by yourself but with Me you can do all things.” Now I know that me not eating an entire bag of Reese’s miniatures in one sitting is anything even REMOTELY like St. Faustina preparing the world for His second coming, but I still think He would say the same thing to me, and it is very comforting. The idea of His second coming, however, is not comforting, it’s very scary to me, even though I should be happy about it (don’t we say in Mass “as we wait in JOYFUL HOPE for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ?”). I really need to work on my relationship with Him so I can think of His second coming as something to look forward to, joyfully even, instead of something to be afraid of! So much to work on, just one short lifetime to do it in!
The one thing that got my attention about St. Faustina was her humanity! Think of it, Jesus told her what He expected from her and she tried to hide. I can understand that. She knew herself so well. She knew it wasn’t true humility that was directing her thoughts and actions. It is comforting to know Jesus is a very understanding and merciful Lord. It is also extremely evident He does get His way. The Lord’s Prayer says it all!!
This reminds me of a saying “you can run but you can’t hide” I hope I can become a better listener with God & His will this year & always. What a great reminder he is with us always. Its scary & comforting at the same time. Its good to always feel accountable to someone. I find myself fearful or lazy lots of times when I should do God’s will. Hopefully I will get better as time goes on. When is the final coming!!!!! This is terrifying. Where would I stand today in His eyes?
God Bless, Nicole
I imagine – what if, God’s message is being said to us. It may say, not so much as “what is coming”, but for us to “DO” – DO pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy – DO spread the message of Christ’s Mercy – DO pray for our enemies – DO ask for God’s help to carry out His Will, DO… DO… DO… I believe we have a part in this “prepare of the world…” (all be it a very tiny part, I’m sure) and similar to St. Faustina: I really would rather go on with my life as normal than to get involved with something that is WAY OUT of my comfort zone. But, I am trying.
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