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Part 6: God’s Love is the Flower, Mercy the Fruit

This is part six of the series. View part five.

In her Diary, on Feb. 12, 1937, St. Faustina wrote a beautiful poem entitled “God’s Love is the flower — Mercy the fruit.” Saint Faustina wrote, “Let the doubting soul read these considerations on Divine Mercy and become trusting” (949). This month, we continue our series looking at this poem line by line so that we might become more trusting of Jesus, the Divine Mercy.

By Melanie Williams

Go, You Are Sent

By Chris Sparks

In my recent columns, I’ve been discussing the many panicked or hostile reactions to Pope Francis I’ve seen from far too many otherwise orthodox, faithful Catholics. I’ve discussed the historical context for the present pontificate, and indicated some paths forward for those who are truly alarmed by the present Holy Father.

I’d like to highlight one path in particular — answering the calls of the Holy Father, particularly when they are clearly in line with Scripture, Tradition, and tradition. Take the current Mission Month, for example.

The Good News About Sin

Turn to any page of St. Faustina’s Diary and you find spiritual gems. Like this one:

 … such great trust in God's great mercy was awakened in my soul that, even if I had had the sins of the whole world, as well as the sins of all the condemned souls weighing on my conscience, I would not have doubted God's goodness but, without hesitation, would have thrown myself into the abyss of the divine mercy, which is always open to us ... (Diary, 1552).

Do you ever wonder if your sins are too big for God?

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