The Father’s Divine Mercy
and the misleading mercy of man
On the solemn feast of the Divine Mercy, the light shines. On the Holy day in which the Universal Church celebrates the Infinite Mercy, “the” Divine Mercy, the Light (Jn 1:4) of the Risen Christ pervades the hearts of those who ask for “Mercy” with a sincere heart, of those who ask for help surrendering their will to God’s will (Mt 6:10).
All those who have known, loved and lived the Divine Mercy of this House, of this Church, centre of God’s infinite mercy, came down from Heaven to this Land of Love, are called to manifest now and always to belong to Jesus’ Heart, to the Home of the Holy Spirit (Jn 14:17) that the Father has established in the New Jerusalem (Rev 21:3), where there is the Font overflowing with the Love of the Holy Spirit (Tt 3:5), overflowing with His living and unconditional Love, which pervades every heart, pervades the soul giving breath to the spirit, so that the Universal Christian Church of the New Jerusalem may manifest the Truth (Jn 5:19) and the Light may shine where darkness has brought gloom again (Jn 3:19).
What the world must understand is the difference between the Divine and the human mercy. Nowadays, human mercy has gained the upper hand over the authenticity of God’s mercy. Divine mercy does not mean to give everything to everyone (Is 55:7). It’s a concession that necessarily depends on a request for help, for forgiveness (Ps 65:20), to be cleansed from within. This is the universal condition laid down by the Father to receive His Mercy, which is always ready to bend down over humanity to cleanse the sons and the creatures of God (Ps 50:3).
This is the only requisite that the Father has laid down, so to encourage and spur every heart to do good, so that everyone may be motivated in the depths of their soul to carry out every action basing it on “the” Good, on the love for God (Mt 22:37) and on the love for their neighbour (Mt 22:39), just as Jesus taught, teaches and continues to teach: “Always treat others as you would like them to treat you“. This is the condition that every son of God must have towards his brothers: towards Jesus, Brother, Friend and Master; and towards the Father, Good and Holy, Merciful but Just.
To be a Christian, therefore, means placing charity at the centre (1Cor 13:1-4; .8:13; 14:1; 16:14; Col 3:14), and means putting humility at the centre (Lk 1:48). But charity and humility must not be separated from the holy obedience (2Cor 10:5), towards the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Lk 2.51). Consequently, everyone is called to personally be saint (Le 19.2; 20.26), so to then transmit holiness in the relationship with all brothers.
Here is the authenticity of being Christians and not merely men who do good according to their own conscience. This teaching is not from God. Because by doing so, we live selfishness towards our brothers, ending up in receiving the good that we “want” to receive or, even worse, that we “expect” to receive from our brothers.
For every true Christian, however, the measure must be unconditional “in giving” (Lk 6:35); and must be in freedom “in receiving”. This is the live and holy distinction of the Christian essence: to give all ourselves (Jn 15:13) not expecting to receive; but giving ourselves to give the Love of Christ (Jn 15:9), who rose from the dead to give Life to all (Mt 20:28; Mk 10:45).
This is the essence of Christian mercy, which must not be sold off but is to be understood (1Pt 1:3), so that everyone may be worthy to receive it (Jd 21) and so be holy and safe forever (2Tm 2:10).