Pope Francis writes, ” I am certain of this. It is not only in Lent. We have been living in the time of mercy for 30 or more years, up to now. It is the time of mercy in the whole church. Blessed John Paul II had the ‘intuition’ that it was the time of mercy. In the homily for the canonization for Saint Faustina John Paul II stressed, ‘That Jesus Christ message to sister Faustina was placed in time between two world wars and it is very linked to the history of the 20th century’. How will the future of man be on earth, he says, ‘it is not given to us to know it. It is true, however, that along with the new progresses we will not lack painful experiences. However, the light of Divine Mercy, which the Lord shed virtually to give again to the world through the charism of Sister Faustina, will illumine the path of men in the third millennium.'”
Repeatedly the Lord tells Saint Faustina that He is offering sinners the “last hope of salvation.” No matter how great our sins, He wants us to come back to Him, but we must respond now, while it is still the time of mercy: “Before the Day of Justice, I am sending the Day of Mercy… ” (Diary 1588) “I am prolonging the time of mercy for the sake of [sinners]. But woe to them if they do not recognize this time of My visitation…”(Diary 1160)
“While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fount of My mercy….” (Diary 848)“He who refuses to pass through the door of My mercy must pass through the door of My justice.” (Diary 1146)
Jesus says now is the time of Mercy. Pope Francis speaks of the last 30 years or so of being of time of Mercy. Jesus says if we do not pass through the door of his mercy must pass through the door of his justice. One day the season of Mercy will be over.
How do we pass through the door of His Mercy? We pass through this door by being Merciful. Jesus says, “Blessed are the Merciful for they will receive Mercy.” One day the season of God’s Mercy will be over. Jesus says to Saint Faustina, “I am prolonging the time of mercy for the sake of sinners. But woe to them if they do not recognize the time of my visitation.”
I do not know about you. I need to go through the door of Mercy. I do not have a chance in hell of making it through the door of his Justice.
Blessed are the merciful for they will receive Mercy