Courtesy of the Oblates of Divine Mercy

Courtesy of the Oblates of Divine Mercy

At mass a few weeks ago, we had a guest speaker who leads an organization that helps women heal after an abortion. She quoted from the Diary of St. Faustina, to whom Jesus appeared and spoke of his infinite love and “divine mercy.” This is where the image of divine mercy (with prisms of light radiating from Jesus’ heart) originates, as well as the Church’s Feast of Divine Mercy, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, etc. This quote really stuck with me, and it’s an image I keep bringing to mind again and again as I gaze upon Jesus on the cross.

From Jesus: “Tell aching mankind to snuggle close to My merciful Heart, and I will fill it -with peace.¬†Tell¬†[all people], My daughter, that I am Love and Mercy itself. When a soul approaches Me with trust, I fill it with such an abundance of graces that it cannot contain them within itself, but radiates them to other souls.” — Diary of St. Faustina, p. 1074.

The word “snuggle” is what gets me! The idea of “snuggling” close to Jesus’ merciful heart really touches me and has opened the floodgates of love for our Lord. I encourage you to meditate on it today and see how it speaks to you. Let me know!