Saturday, April 26, 2014

Mercy in this Restless Time

'Who can say that he is free from sin and does not need God’s mercy? 
As people of this restless time of ours, wavering 
between the emptiness of self-exaltation 
and the humiliation of despair, 
we have a greater need than ever for a regenerating experience of mercy.' 

St. John Paul II

As we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday, may SAINTS John Paul II and John XXIII pray for us all!

Painting:  Antonín Chittussi, Paris as Viewed from Montmartre


  1. I love this quote from our soon to be SAINT John Paul II, Nancy. LOVE it. Tomorrow is such a special day, my friend...I am at a loss for words. The graces that will be showered down on the world!

    I participate in Divine Mercy Sunday every year but this one is like no other :)

    1. Yes! Just a few hours from now, the canonizations will take place. I, too, am at a loss for words. Shower your world, Lord, shower Your world.....

  2. Saint John Paul II. Love that title! Your post and our deacon's homily today had me thinking about this elderly woman and her bachelor, middle aged son that sat in front of us at Mass today. We rarely see them since we normally go to the earlier mass. But when we do see them, they are so pious...false piety comes to mind actually...they risk, shake their heads, give dirty looks at any teeny tiny noise ANY child makes in church. Our little Clementine actually had a GREAT mass on the behavior scale. Prior to mass starting, as she tried to walk across the kneelers and her little baby finders gently brushed the back side of the gentleman, I actually thought he was going to turn around and scream at us. They continued this display toward any child that was vocal...and I'm talking about little itty bitty ones. How can people like this, with all of their "piety", not hear what this saint says or what the deacon says about love, peace and forgiveness. What do people like that really hear? At any rate, I feel bad for people like that. They carry to much "self-exaltation" to really hear the message. Didn't mean to vent...just can't stop thinking about that woman and her son. Praying that peace will soften their hearts.

    1. Patty, that must be such a distraction for you and others around. I join you in praying that peace will soften their hearts. May the mercy of God pour out upon them!

  3. Praise God that His mercy endureth for ever.

    :) Hope