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Divine Mercy Minutes with Jesus

Divine Mercy Minutes with Jesus is a pocket-sized devotional featuring key passages of Jesus' own words to St. Faustina, following themes such as trust, deeds of mercy, and humble simplicity. Compiled by Fr. George Kosicki, CSB, a well-known speaker and authority on the Diary and the Divine Mercy message and devotion.

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Today's Excerpt from Divine Mercy Minutes with Jesus

Tuesday, July 28

Strive for Sanctity
It Is All Grace

I have noticed that, from the very moment I entered the convent, I have been charged with one thing; namely, that I am a saint. But this word was always used scoffingly. At first, this hurt me very much, but when I had risen above it, I paid no attention to it. However, when on one occasion a certain person [perhaps Father Sopocko] suffered because of my sanctity, I was very pained that, because of me, others can experience some unpleasantness. And I began to complain to the Lord Jesus, asking why this should be so, and the Lord answered me, Are you sad because of this? Of course, you are a saint. Soon I Myself will make this manifest in you, and they will pronounce the same word, saint, only this time it will be with love (Diary, 1571).

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My Prayer Response:
Lord Jesus, help me not to be ashamed of my striving for sanctity. Sanctity is all Your gift; it is all grace. Remind me that sanctity is not a private love affair with You, Lord — You have called all of us to “be holy, because I am holy” (1 Pet 1:16; Lev 10:2).

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