'The Cure for Today's Ills'
St. Hedwig, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
Do not be afraid.
- Luke 12:7
Today we celebrate a seventeenth century French nun, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. The message the Lord gave her almost 300 years ago, devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, is as important today as it was then. From this heart flow the three inexhaustible streams of divine mercy, charity and love.
There is so much fear in our world today. We are tempted to distrust, to close ourselves off emotionally and to focus solely on ourselves. We may even be tempted to distrust the one Source of true peace and hope. In more modern times, another sainted nun gave us a similar devotion. St. Maria Faustina Kowalska (1905+1938) once again revealed the critical message of God's infinite mercy.
It is clear that God's prescription for what ails us today is, as it was then, nothing else than his mercy. It is the only thing that can cure us. Have you taken the cure yet?
- Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti
Courtesy of: http://www.livingfaith.com/devotion-10-16-2020