Alright ladies. It’s high time I tell you exactly who St. Faustina Kowalska is. Born Helen Kowalska, St. Faustina lived in Poland. When she was twenty, she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy and took on the name Sr. Maria Faustina of the Blessed Sacrament. She received visions of Jesus throughout her life, and in spite of her poor background and lack of education, she kept a diary of her life in the convent and the visions she received. She became devoted to Christ and His Divine Mercy.
Her devotion to the Divine Mercy of Jesus ties into today’s verse. Whenever Jesus appeared to St. Faustina, He chose to emphasize His mercy over His judgment.
“does not persist in anger forever, but instead delights in mercy.”
No matter what kind of presumptions we had growing up, the image of the fire and brimstone, wrathful, vengeful God is not the true God. The real God is a God filled with unending mercy.
But that’s not all. God removes guilt and pardons sin. I’m not sure what’s harder to believe. The fact that God truly forgives our sins or that He can remove the guilt of our sins. How often have we been plagued by our past, burdened by guilt for what we did? Stop living with the guilt. We are daughters of the one true King, the one true God. If you don’t believe me, listen to Matthew West’s “Hello, My Name Is.”
1 Corinthians 13:5-6 says that
“[Love]…is not quick-tempered, does not brood over injuries, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.”
Some translations say love “keeps no record of wrongs.
"Since God is Love, it behooves us to believe that God does the same for us. God is slow to anger and doesn’t dwell on our sins. When we accept God’s love, we are open to receive His mercy and forgiveness."
Let’s keep on praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet and have faith and trust in Him!