388th Meditation

“When a soul approaches Me with trust, I fill it with such an abundance of graces that it cannot contain them within itself, but radiates them upon other souls. To people who spread devotion to my Mercy I protect them throughout their lives as a loving mother protects her children; and at the hour of their death I will not be their judge but their merciful redeemer (…). The sins that hurt me most are those of mistrust” (Jesus to Sister Faustina Kowalska).

“Like father, like son” – the saying goes. Nowhere is this truer than in the relationship between God the Father and His only begotten Son. In God the Father’s Message to Sister Eugenia, we see how much He insists on the trust we must place in Him and how it unleashes torrents of grace from God. In the words of Jesus to Sister Faustina we hear it again: a superabundance of graces will be poured out on the one who approaches the Lord with trust.

Let us apply the virtue of prudence:

Perhaps we are very weak people, who time and again fall into certain temptations. We simply fail to be as we would like to be and always fall short of our purpose. We have no great merits to present to the Lord and we cannot show off for anything. Perhaps we even come to feel superfluous or a hindrance to others. Perhaps we are in danger of throwing in the towel….

But… STOP!

The hour of trust has come! Let us sincerely turn to the Lord with our real or supposed misery, and say to Him, “Dear Father, You know my misery, but I trust in You, for You are my loving Father.”

That is enough! And then we may perceive how the angels hasten with their wings to carry this our prayer before the Throne of God and return to us with torrents of grace.