In the Biblical School of Mercy”

In today’s world, on which the con­stant grip of vio­len­ce and hatred leaves an imprint, man lives in fear and a sen­se that a dan­ge­ro­us thre­at is looming. He fears not just the out­bre­ak of a nuc­le­ar con­flict or a bio­lo­gi­cal disa­ster. Abo­ve all he fears the gre­at varie­ty of mani­pu­la­tion tech­ni­qu­es that may be used aga­inst him­self by ano­ther man, who having a vast num­ber of instru­ments of civi­li­za­tion at his dispo­sal is in a posi­tion to limit his fre­edom, to make it impos­si­ble for him to dec­la­re his worl­dview or spe­ak the truth and may even cor­rupt his con­scien­ce by sti­fling his sen­si­ti­vi­ty. Pro­tec­ting him­self aga­inst all the­se, he sear­ches unce­asin­gly for an esca­pe from the­se dan­gers. At times he takes reco­ur­se to the law of inter­per­so­nal soli­da­ri­ty, at other times to the valu­es of social justi­ce. Howe­ver, neither the one nor the other – as life’s expe­rien­ce teaches – can guaran­tee him a sen­se of secu­ri­ty. The­re­fo­re, neither of them can give him the assu­ran­ce of inner peace. Howe­ver, the­re is such a value – demon­stra­ted by St. Fau­sti­na Kowal­ska in the pre­vio­us cen­tu­ry – that is able to heal all his fears and anxie­ty. It is divi­ne mer­cy. Human­kind will not find peace – she reminds us with the words of Christ spo­ken to her at one of His reve­la­tions – until it turns to My mer­cy with trust (Dia­ry 300).