Divine Mercy – the Very Heart of God
- Divine Mercy
There are many truths of the Faith which we BELIEVE, and yet do not comprehend. Some of them are abstract and intangible: the mystery of the Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; the incomprehensible reality of the Incarnation, in which — at a moment in human history — the Eternal Word of God, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, subsumed human flesh and is now, forever, the God-Man. These are deep mysteries, heavy theological subjects, which are rightly referred to as “mysteries.”
But there is a simpler truth… deeper, yet simpler… which we seem to be even more inable to grasp, to “take-in” and truly believe – not just with our minds, but in our hearts, and in our heart of hearts.
GOD LOVES US.
More to the point, for many of us, the truth that “God loves ME” … that God’s heart is a heart of mercy and compassion, broken by our sin and rebellion, and willing to suffer the deepest agonies of body and soul, willing to endure the very depths of Hell FOR MY SAKE. Willing to pour out His life, and His life’s blood, because of the burning furnace of charity with is His heart.
And the greatest irony is, we don’t believe it. Not REALLY… not deep in our hearts, where the fears and doubts and anquish and anger live… not deep in our souls, where we know ourselves to be unloveable, where we hide from our own sin and guilt and shame. I call this an irony, because we so desparately NEED to be completely immersed in that Divine Mercy which is found in the very Sacred Heart of Jesus… the wounded heart, the thorn-encircled heart, the heart that burns with a fire of love for us. IF only we would believe this Word of God, if only we would embrace this invitation of the Father, if only we would allow His mercy and love to flow over us, IT WOULD ABSOLUTELY CHANGE OUR LIVES.