From the diary of a young Polish nun, a special devotion began spreading throughout the world in the 1930s. The message is nothing new, but is a reminder of what the Church has always taught through scripture and tradition: that God is merciful!
The message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of Saint Faustina, a Polish nun who, in obedience to her spiritual director, wrote a diary recording the revelations she received about God’s mercy.
The message of mercy is that God loves all of us no matter how great our sins. He wants us to recognise that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy.
Devotion to The Divine Mercy involves a total commitment to God as Mercy. It is a decision to trust completely in Him, to accept His mercy with thanksgiving, and to be merciful as He is merciful.
The devotional practices revealed through Saint Faustina are given to us as opportunities of mercy through which God’s love can be poured out upon the world, but they are not sufficient in themselves. This is not just about placing The Divine Mercy image in our homes, pray the Chaplet every day at three o’clock, and receive Holy Communion on the first Sunday after Easter. We also have to live mercy. Putting mercy into action is not an option of the Divine Mercy Devotion; it’s a requirement!
You can find more about Divine Mercy here. I urge you to keep Divine Mercy Sunday and to win the Indulgence attached to it!