Mon. Dec 11th, 2023

Thursday of week 26 – Neh 8:1-12; Psalm 18:8-11; Luke 10:1-12

Start off now, but remember, I am sending you out like sheep among wolves (Luke 10:3).

She was sent to suffering humanity to remind us of the Gospel message: “Repent and believe in the Gospel.” This mission was entrusted to a simple, uneducated nun of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. Saint Faustina, exploring the mystery of God’s mercy, climbed to the heights of holiness, up to mystical union with the divine Spouse.

From this community of love with Jesus, into whom Saint Faustina constantly gazed, her mission of proclaiming God’s mercy to the world grew. And the tools? Merciful hands, tongue, feet . . . all to do at least one good deed every day. This cannot be excused or justified. Everyone is capable of being merciful. And the fullness of God’s praise in the mystery of mercy is created by the triad (without omitting any one): deed, word and prayer.

Jesus, you send me to be a sower of mercy. So many times I have been and I am indifferent to whether the people around me know about Your unfathomable mercy. I try to explore the Gospel every day, help me be its apostle. Amen.