MEDITATION OF THE DAY
The One Who Treats Us with Mercy
O inexhaustible treasure of purity of intention which makes all our actions perfect and so pleasing to God! O Jesus, you know how weak I am; be then ever with me; guide my actions and my whole being, you who are my very best Teacher! Truly, Jesus, I become frightened when I look at my own misery, but at the same time I am reassured by your unfathomable mercy, which exceeds my misery by the measure of all eternity. This disposition of soul clothes me in your power. O joy that flows from the knowledge of one’s self! O unchanging Truth, your constancy is everlasting….
O Jesus, eternal Truth, strengthen my feeble forces; you can do all things, Lord. I know that without you all my efforts are in vain. O Jesus, do not hide from me, for I cannot live without you. Listen to the cry of my soul. Your mercy has not been exhausted, Lord, so have pity on my misery. Your mercy surpasses the understanding of all angels and people put together; and so, although it seems to me that you do not hear me, I put my trust in the ocean of your mercy, and I know that my hope will not be deceived.
Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska
Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska († 1938) was a Polish Sister of Our Lady of Mercy. She was canonized in 2000. [From Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Divine Mercy in My Soul. © 1987, Marian Press, Stockbridge, MA. Used with permission of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M. www.marian.org.]