By Angie Koenig
The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom;
like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing.~Isaiah 35:1-2a
Jesus’ Love Does Not Fail
The love our Lord has for us is something that continually astounds me. This truth is especially powerful to me as I come to you from a place that I don’t like to admit being in – desolation. Yet even in my current state, the love that Jesus has for me does not fail. What a grace it is to feel broken, to feel lonely, to feel indifferent, and know regardless of what I feel, God reigns supreme in my heart, and His love and His mercy are unchanged and unfailing.
I share this with you today because this is real life; this is relationship, and this is exactly what today is about – celebrating God’s Divine Mercy, His love encountering our suffering. If I were perfect, I would not need Jesus. So I rejoice in my weakness because it allows room for God to enter into my life and empty Himself out upon me, enveloping me in an ocean of mercy that provides an abundance of grace. We will face periods of desolation in life, but we need not despair. With God’s grace, we can at all times utter the words our Savior longs to hear, “Jesus, I trust in You.”
The Peace of Christ
My dear sister, whether you’re currently on the mountain top of consolation or in the wilderness or desolation, know that I am praying for you. Regardless of where you find yourself, may the grace of a relationship with your Beloved be flooding your heart and filling you with the peace only Christ can provide. Our Lord is not scared by our humanity, don’t be afraid of His mercy.
Jesus, I trust in You. Your mercy endures forever.
Call to Action
Celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday by going to confession and reciting the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
Jesus, the Divine Physician, desires to heal you.
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