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WHERE IS DIVINE MERCY TO BE FOUND? How do we explain the reality of suffering and Divine Mercy in our lives? How can we say that Jesus came to give us peace as His first Easter gift when we are still suffering? For those of us who are skeptical of God’s mercy, the Lord wants us to remember His passion and death on the cross for us. Jesus reveals the mercy of God in the wounds of His hands. The peace of the Risen Lord is the peace of the heart.
IRRESISTIBLE POWER OF GRACE
The grace of God is irresistible and overwhelming for anyone who encounters Him. Only faith and love can allow the grace of God to open our hearts and our minds. It is not wrong to have a rationalizing and empirical spirit, but it should come only after the experience of the power of grace. Those who seek to smother grace will be the ones who will lose out to the greater things of life that the Lord wants to offer them.
Best Practices for Using the Daily Scripture Reflections
- Encounter God through the spirit of prayer and the scripture by reflecting and praying the Word of God daily. The purpose is to bring you to prayer and to a deeper union with the Lord on the level of the heart.
- Daily reflections when archived will lead many to accumulate all the reflections of the week and pray in one sitting. This will compromise your capacity to enter deeply into the Word of God, as the tendency is to read for knowledge rather than a prayerful reading of the Word for the purpose of developing a personal and affective relationship with the Lord.
- It is more important to pray deeply, not read widely. The current reflections of the day would be more than sufficient for anyone who wants to pray deeply and be led into an intimacy with the Lord.
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