We attended the 11:00 AM Mass at our parish, Sacred Heart and there I prayed for all with special needs and intentions, especially for the healing of families torn apart. After making small offerings to Jesus and Mary I made a sincere act of contrition in preparation of receiving the Most Sacred Host
in the sacrament of Holy Communion.
After receiving Jesus into my heart and soul, I knelt in silent commune with Him giving thanks and adoration. Then I prayed “Speak Lord if it be Your will.”
Jesus responded with these words for us:
“My child Eileen, Rather than My children believing and praying for miracle healings', consider a healing as a slow or gradual internal process requiring trust in God, and a maturing understanding and acceptance of God’s will.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Continue to pray for your brothers and sisters. Amen.”
Note: This week I searched for an answer to a problem that confused me. In order to be forgiven by God for our sins, we are required to go to the sacrament of Penance confess our sins, make a sincere Act of Contrition and promise to amend our lives. Yet then (I wondered) why are we mere humans expected to forgive without even an apology?
As I searched my heart and Catholic readings I came upon "Divine Mercy". I had heard of that certainly before, but really did not understand it until now. Jesus opened my heart to the understanding that only through prayer to Jesus for His divine mercy can we learn how to extend forgiveness to others. As we pray for Jesus' Divine mercy it flows through us and we can extend it to others.