Immeasurable Grace — How Sweet the Sound

By Marc Massery

Turn to any page of the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska and you find spiritual gems. Like this one:

Today I saw the Crucified Lord Jesus. Precious pearls and diamonds were pouring forth from the wound in His Heart. I saw how a multitude of souls was gathering these gifts, but there was one soul who was closest to His Heart and she, knowing the greatness of these gifts, was gathering them with liberality, not only for herself, but for others as well. The Savior said to me, "Behold, the treasures of grace that flow down upon souls, but not all souls know how to take advantage of My generosity" (1687).

Have you ever felt as though God never seems to deliver? Have you ever accused Him of not being generous? Of taking more than He gives?

Well, it's not true. 

No one can outdo God in generosity. As Jesus says in this passage, treasures of graces flow down upon souls. He wants to do more than sustain the breath in our lungs and the beating of our hearts. He wants us to experience constant, flowing treasures of graces. 

But He offers the pearls and diamonds of His creation — not ours. Not knowing any better, we ask for cheap, knock-off jewelry. When He doesn't give it to us, we feel dejected. So we keep a safe distance from Him, never getting close enough to see the real treasures He's always pouring from His heart. 

Anytime we find ourselves doubting His generosity, it's not because He's withholding His best or that He's not being generous. It's because as fallen, wounded, even selfish human beings, we struggle to see the truth. 

So how do you take advantage of all the grace He wants to give you and your loved ones?

Dare to seek His will above all else. Draw close to His crucified heart through prayer, through reception of the Sacraments, through works of mercy, and He will pour out His graces upon you. 

Are you struggling to see God's goodness in your life? Let's pray through the intercession of St. Faustina that God will bring You close to His Heart today and reveal His generosity to you like never before.

Marc Massery is a staff writer for the Marian Fathers at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy. Read previous articles in the series.

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