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Divine Mercy Novena Day 6

The more time I spend on this planet, the more I realize that we have destroyed a lot of what was once great. Though the NYC skyline is pretty at times, I highly doubt that it would ever compare to the majestic beauty of a waterfall surrounded by forests and blue skies. The same goes for so many other things...

It seems like the world has gotten increasingly corrupted by greed, a growing sense of entitlement, and a general disrespect for all walks of life. We live in a world where "ethicists" are now debating the ethics of post-birth abortions (essentially, the killing of babies). Meanwhile, we have peaceful, pro-life protests blacked out by a media that prefers to feed stereotypes and sell sex. Don't even get me started on how much the world has ruined sex and human dignity by plastering scantily-clad women and men all over the subway billboards, magazines, etc. We are taught to regard lust as true love...as we continue to blame the increasing divorce rate on this outdated notion of "marriage." We have a president who is attempting to teach bishops his own version of what the Church teaches or does not teach...as he attempts to win the women vote from masses of gullible militant feminists. (Little do they know that he's using them as a means to an end...)

We have the world emulating celebrity addicts as if they were something truly remarkable....as they seek to denigrate people like Mother Teresa. We are no longer shocked when we see our culture embracing extramarital affairs, drug abuse, and violence as it turns words like "chastity," "patience," "humility," "faith," etc. into something outdated or dirty. I have even come across people who have the gall (or ignorance) to say that Christ is pro-choice....because there's nothing like a son telling his father that the life he just created needs to come to a violent end for the sake of "women's rights."

The world is certainly out of control....and Christ probably saw all of this coming as he suffered for our sins and gave up his life for us.

Today, we are called to pray for the people who give us hope. These are the innocent souls of children and the meek, humble souls of those who put God's will before their own. These souls have somehow managed to survive in a world that is so determined to destroy them....and they need our help. Therefore, let us pray that these beautiful souls and people continue to give glory to God even if they are surrounded by negativity and corrupted notions of "good" and "evil." Let us pray that the innocence of children will not be corrupted by industries out to make a dollar at any cost. Let us pray for meek, humble souls that are tormented daily for their faith and refusal to stand down from the constant attacks on life, chastity, and faith.

Day 6
Sr. Faustina...a truly beautiful and humble soul.

Today bring to Me the Meek and Humble Souls and the Souls of Little Children, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls most closely resemble My Heart. They strengthened Me during My bitter agony. I saw them as earthly Angels, who will keep vigil at My altars. I pour out upon them whole torrents of grace. I favor humble souls with My confidence.   

Most Merciful Jesus, You yourself have said, "Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart." Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart all meek and humble souls and the souls of little children. These souls send all heaven into ecstasy and they are the heavenly Father's favorites. They are a sweet-smelling bouquet before the throne of God; God Himself takes delight in their fragrance. These souls have a permanent abode in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus, and they unceasingly sing out a hymn of love and mercy.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon meek souls, upon humble souls, and upon little children who are enfolded in the abode which is the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your Son. Their fragrance rises from the earth and reaches Your very throne. Father of mercy and of all goodness, I beg You by the love You bear these souls and by the delight You take in them: Bless the whole world, that all souls together may sing out the praises of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.



Pax Vobiscum

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