Thursday, April 12, 2012

Christ is Risen! (And So Have I...Sort Of)

You may have seen a notable absence these past few months.

Perhaps I'll one day explain the needed absence, but let's just say for now that the eagle has landed.

A few days ago, we celebrated the most important day in the liturgical calendar: The Resurrection of the Lord Jesus.

He is Risen!  Alleluia!

I have, too, in the sense that I'm back to this blog.  The last blog post being in February.  It was a spring break of sorts.

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Today, class, I'd like to share with you a selection from St. Faustina's Diary.

During my Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament a few minutes ago, I randomly turned to Number 634.  Here, Jesus said the following to the Secretary of Divine Mercy:

Fear not, because the difficulties you encounter will fulfill My will.

I cite this here because for the past few weeks, I have been in the state of desolation, and this passage put me at peace once again.  Desolation in the Ignatian sense where God doesn't console the soul.  After these words from Our Lord, the Mother of Jesus spoke.  These were not the exact words, but I paraphrase them here as I remember them in my heart:

Prepare the world for the Second Coming of Christ with the Divine Mercy.  Now is the time of mercy, for when Our Lord returns it will be a terrible day.  Even angels tremble before that day.  Don't remain silent, because on Judgment Day you will have to account for many souls.  I am with you.

When Mary talked about remaining silent, it reminded me about my call to teach the faith.  I cannot remain silent.  I must be faithful.

So today after Holy Hour, my soul was put at great peace.  It is the peace of Jesus Christ.  I haven't been at this state in quite a while.

Thank you, God.  Thank you.  Forgive me.


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