Bring your ear close to My Heart, forget everything else, and meditate upon My wondrous mercy. ~ Entry 229, Divine Mercy in My Soul
I have some quiet time this coming week. It may well be the last bit of real quiet I have before the frenetic work pace hits in the coming months, and I intend to use it well.
But I’m not exactly sure how. I decide to ask St. Juan Diego to help me.
Just before entering the church, I spot a book sale outside. I wonder if there’ll be a book for me, just like how I found my copy of Diary – Divine Mercy in My Soul, a few years ago, at a sale run by the same nuns.
As I browse the rather limited selection, I try to lean against my spirit for some help in choosing a book, but there is no response. Then, my husband holds up a book.
The Life of Faustina Kowalska – The Authorized Biography
And I know it is the book for me.
Before Mass, Jesus’ words to St. Faustina reach my heart,
Bring your ear close to My Heart, forget everything else, and meditate upon My wondrous mercy.
Contemplation. And the material to meditate on Jesus’ mercy might be found in my new book. I think of the way I have arrived at this point, led by a man, St. Juan Diego, who never lived for himself. I think of his humbleness and his obedience to heaven’s call. Humility and obedience are special graces. But to avail myself to them, I have to first empty myself.
Forget everything else
And it begins.