Our Lord wishes us to recognize that His Mercy is greater than our sins so that we call upon Him with Trust, receive His Mercy and let it flow through us with confidence to others.
IMAGE OF DIVINE MERCY
The Divine Mercy Image is a depiction of Jesus based on the devotion initiated by Saint Faustina Kowalska. On February 22nd, 1931 Jesus appeared to her with rays radiating from His heart and said: “Paint an Image according to the pattern you see, with the signature: Jesus I Trust in You. I desire that this Image be venerated, first in your chapel, and throughout the world.” (Diary 47)
“I promise that the soul that will venerate this Image will not perish. I also promise victory over its enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I myself will defend it as My own glory.” (Diary 48)
“I am offering people a vessel with which they are to keep coming for graces to the fountain of Mercy. That vessel is this Image with the signature: Jesus, I Trust in You.” (Diary 327)
“This Image,” Jesus also declared, “is to be a reminder of the demands of My Mercy, because even the strongest faith is of no avail with-out works”. (Diary 742)
Diary, Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Divine Mercy in My Soul © 2009 Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception, Stockbridge, MA 01263. All right reserved, Vilnius Image used with permission.
MESSAGE OF DIVINE MERCY
Ask for His Mercy. God wants us to approach Him in prayer constantly, repenting of our sins and asking Him to pour His Mercy out upon us and upon the whole world.
Be Merciful. God wants us to receive His Mercy and let it flow through us to others. He wants us to extend love and forgiveness to others just as He does to us.
Completely Trust in Jesus. God wants us to know that the graces of His Mercy are dependent upon our Trust. The more we Trust in Jesus, the more we will receive.