Monday, July 28, 2014

Mercy Monday: Suffering and Glory

Happy Mercy Monday! 

Life has been a tad bit crazy, so please forgive me for not writing more. Here's this week's post from the Diary of St. Faustina! 

                  "Then I saw the Lord Jesus nailed to the cross.  When He had hung on it for a while, I saw a multitude of souls crucified like Him.  Then I saw a second multitude of souls, and a third.  The second multitude was not nailed to [their] crosses, but were holding them firmly in their hands.  The third were neither nailed to [their] crosses nor holding them firmly in their hands, but were dragging [their]crosses behind them and were discontent.  Jesus then said to me.  Do you see these souls?  Those who are like Me in the pain and contempt they suffer will be like Me also in glory.  And those who resemble Me less in paid and contempt will also bear less resemblance to Me in glory.

Among the crucified souls, the most numerous were those of the clergy.  I also saw some crucified souls whom I knew, and this gave me great joy.  Then Jesus said to me, In your meditation tomorrow, you shall think about what you have seen today.  And immediately Jesus disappeared on me."
 (Notebook 1, #446)

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