Phew! Of all the ways to Love Not Ordinary that I could ever possibly think of Divine Mercy is the most beautiful. It’s also got to be one of the hardest. It is hard to extend mercy to those who hurt and fail us. It is harder still to extend mercy to those who hurt and fail those we live like a child or elderly parent. It is hard to extend mercy to those we feel don’t deserve it. It is hard to extend mercy to those we feel should “know better.”
It is hard to accept that we need Divine Mercy. It is hard to accept that we are offered Divine Mercy. It’s hard to accept that we are given the choice of receiving and extending mercy in every moment.
it’s hard to accept that our choices determine our eternity but not our worthiness. Our choices determine our ability to love but not our ability to be Loved.
Today is Divine Mercy Sunday, and I spent part of today at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. To Live Not Ordinary, we need to do the corporeal acts of March to extend Mercy.
I’m exhausted to calling this post done with a few photos of the day. A picture is worth a thousand words so I should be good for this post! Tonight, doing what is good means closing my eyes and getting some much needed rest before another busy week!
Gratitude Journal April 16, 2023
- Jesus’ Divine Mercy
- Saint Faustina’s willingness to hear what God was saying.
- So many people on the way to the National Shrine of Divine Mercy
- The man in Old Navy at the outlet shop who told me to go around town because this is Divine Mercy Sunday. Word about God’s Justice AND Mercy getting out.
- A clean, albeit new, shirt today!
Talking to so many wonderful people.
the smiling sisters firm Nigeria!
- The Filipino people who are standing strong in their/our faith!
The Marian Consecration Enrique was telling me knout.
- Talking to Celina in her car out of the rain!
a gorgeous day!!!