Spot on CC...one item that you mentioned really should jump out to people who are not familiar with Divine Mercy. CC eluded to it in the first sentence of the 2nd paragraph. It is not new to the teachings of the catholic church. It was AND is Jesus' calling FOR ALL people no matter what faith you are. Especially for those who chose not to follow the way of the Lord (lifestyle).
There are several matters that I would like to bring forth to the board but because I am relatively new I don't pass the "grit test". LOL Not for sure how many posts I need to have before I can. Maybe CC can provide some insight (he has the ability to post links)...from his post it tells me he is aware of it and the extent of it for mankind.
Getting to the core of Jesus' message its all about coming to the Lord. Especially those who have harden hearts and live a lifestyle of sin. He extends his hand of mercy at a critical time for the day of judgement is fast approaching mankind. When that happens the hand of mercy will no longer be there....but the hand of justice will rain down on mankind.
Saint Faustina made her spiritual director aware of the apparitions that she was having. He instructed her, as well as Jesus to write down comments he gave to her. He wanted her to spread his word to all....for all to have the chance of redemption. He referenced her as his secratary....
The diary is (what I have) a paperback book about 2 inches thick. Soooooo many times Jesus tells Saint Faustina that he is offering mankind "oceans" of mercy for those who come to him. He places emphasis for mankind to "[b]TRUST IN THE LORD[b]. He provides her with a short pray that has emphasis of his passion. Short prayer (Divine Mercy Chaplet) and its said while using the beads of the rosary.
I will stop here...hopefully you will do a search on Divine Mercy and see for yourself exactly what it entails. There have been many, many, many miracles attributed to Divine Mercy.
One last thing I would hope someone would answer for me please. How many posts do I need to make before I can link information.
Everybody...have a safe and fruitful weekend!!!
May the good Lord be with us and bless us all!!