October 17, 2021
We are currently living times of great need, and we also experience our weakness, as today’s reading from Hebrews says. What is the encouraging invitation that the Holy Spirit gives us today?
- We should categorize our attitude with God as straightforward, simplicity, filial trust, joyous assurance, humble boldness and the certainty of being loved.
- During Mass, we are invited to draw near the throne of grace, that is, the presence of God our Father through Jesus Christ.
- Confession and celebrating the Holy Eucharist are two things in which we may receive mercy and find grace in time of need.
- Grace is this divine strength, in divine light, that God gives in times of need. It goes directly into our soul without passing through our senses or consciousness.
- We can’t change our past but we can be liberated and redeemed from our past.
- Our misery is great but God’s love and mercy for us is greater. God wants to save all souls.
- God permits misery to help us to be more humble and to be able to open to His mercy. When we get rid of pride, it creates a space for God.
Let us with confidence, draw near the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. We can find grace during Mass.
Confession is one of the great opportunities to draw near the throne of grace. Celebrating the Holy Eucharis is another extraordinary opportunity to draw near the throne of grace.
Our misery, our sinfulness and our weakness is not an obstacle to God’s mercy. Jesus told St. Faustina, “your misery does not hinder My mercy.”