O Lord Thou shalt open my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

His Omnipotent Mercy

During the Easter Season I'll be bringing you gems from St. Faustina's Diary, after reading it for Lent.
Diary of St. Faustina, 1273
My daughter, do you think you have written enough about My mercy? What you have written is but a drop compared to the ocean. I am Love and Mercy itself. There is no misery that could be a match for My mercy, neither will misery exhaust it, because as it is being granted-it increases. The soul that trusts in My mercy is most fortunate, because I myself take care of it.
Many times sins seem huge. God was calling us to a life with Him. He wanted us to give ourselves to Him for His glory and the good of our neighbor. Our life would have been great. We would have given everything we are to God and neighbor and that union with God with neighbor brought into the fold would have given us such an immense and indescribable joy. This joy alone is infinitely powerful and satisfying, because God alone is infinitely powerful and satisfying. This joy alone lasts forever as God alone lasts forever.

But no. We had to go off into sin. It was too hard to give ourselves completely to God and neighbor. The world offered us much easier pleasure if we were to run off into sin. So we did. Now life has passed us by. We spent it all in sin. Christ wanted to spend it all with us, but we ran off into sin and we spent it all away from Him. When we realize just how much He loves us and how happy He can make us, we are devastated. We can never have all those parts of our lives back. We can never go back and do it again with God. We can never go back and try it again.

Christ doesn't see it that way. He can destroy sins as if they never existed. When He absolves sins, He doesn't say that He won't punish us, rather He destroys sins as if they never existed. He erases them from space and time. They are erased from your past and cease to exist. There is no sin to punish at that point. This is because is He alone is infinitely powerful, as we have said. Our sins might be very extensive, but are always finite, since we are finite. We can only do so much harm. Christ, however, is infinite. As powerful as our sins are, His ability to destroy them is even more powerful. On top of that, as His mercy wins another victory, it grows even stronger. It is always growing as it is always defeating more and more sin.