Endorsed by EWTN hosts Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ, and Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR, this do-it-yourself retreat combines the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius with the teachings of Sain... Read more
What We Are Meant to Be
O inexhaustible spring of Divine Mercy, pour yourself out upon us! Your goodness knows no limits. Confirm, O Lord, the power of Your mercy over the abyss of my misery, for You have no limit to Your mercies. Wonderful and matchless is Your mercy, astonishing the human and angelic mind.
— Diary of St. Faustina, 819.
Christ, You came first as a Child because You understand our hearts. You understand our capacity to love and to sacrifice ourselves for the sake of others. We show this capacity through our relationships with our own children. We love them. We'd do anything for them. Our children reassemble our souls and put us into accord with the Creator from Whom all creation comes.
Christ, You came as a Child because children remind us of our better selves. Our better selves tend to the duties of the everyday world while living and breathing and staking tender claim upon the Spirit world that envelops us.
Christ, You came into the world and pointed to the only authentic "good life." And it's available to all. This is how we are to achieve it: Like You, we are to go about the world doing good. We are to do so quietly. We are to trust in You above all else. We are to allow Your mercy to flow through us to others. Help us, Lord, to remain steadfast in holiness, to be ever vigilant of what we are meant to be. We are meant to be like You.