Jesus Christ Divine Mercy

Jesus Christ Divine Mercy

The greatest attribute of God is His Divine Mercy. To have mercy on someone means to see the suffering and misery of the that person and to come to his or her assistance.

Because of the original sin of our first parents, the human race was separated from God, and that distance is the cause of our sufferings. Sin is a great wall that stops us from receiving the light of God and His help, sin is like a cloud of darkness that does not let us see beyond our limitations and deprives us of the friendship and sight of God.

Being children of God we became deprived of our inheritance through sin until God the Father sent His only begotten Son to the world, to forgive our sins so that we could be reconciled with Him and so become His beloved children once more. The fruit of that reconciliation is Peace, the peace that Jesus Christ gave to the Apostles in the first words that He spoke after His resurrection.

But in our own man made beliefs, it is hard to accept the forgiveness of our sins, we sometimes retain our guilt and despise the Divine Mercy that is offered to us. Jesus died for our sins, and during His last moments He asked the Father to forgive us, "Father forgive them, for they do not know what they do."

In reality we don't know what we do when we sin, we simply justify ourselves and don't feel enough remorse of having offended God. In order to enjoy the Kingdom of Heaven within us, we must repent and come to the Divine Mercy for help. We must confess our sins to a priest, which has been delegated the task of Divine Mercy, that of forgiving our sins according to the words of Our Lord, after His resurrection.

He appeared to the Apostles and gave them power to forgive sins. (Also to priests, their succesors by authority) Jhon 20:21-23
He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent me, I also send you.
22 When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost.
23 Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.

Sister Maria Faustina Kowalska (now a canonized saint) received from Jesus the teachings of the Divine Mercy, it is a beautiful devotion explained fully in our Jesus Christ Divine Mercy Divine Mercy page. In the words of Jesus "Were a soul like a decaying corpse, so that from a human standpoint, there would be no hope of restoration and everything would already be lost, it is not so with God. The miracle of Divine Mercy restores that soul in full... From this fount of Divine Mercy souls draw graces solely with the vessel of trust. If their trust is great, there is no limit to My generosity."

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