Apostolate

Faith witho­ut works is dead, wri­tes St. James the Apo­stle. The­se words enco­ura­ge us to be sen­si­ti­ve to the needs of our bro­thers and sisters. The­re­fo­re, the apo­stles of Divi­ne Mer­cy, joined in “Fau­sti­num,” stri­ve to ensu­re that the­ir eyes, ears, ton­gue, hands, feet and, in par­ti­cu­lar, the­ir heart be mer­ci­ful. They try to proc­la­im the truth abo­ut God’s mer­cy to eve­ry man with all of the­ir life – thro­ugh mer­ci­ful deeds and words. I demand from you deeds of Mer­cy, which are to ari­se out of love for Me. You are to show mer­cy to your neigh­bor always and eve­ry­whe­re. You must not shrink from this or try to excu­se or abso­lve your­self from it. I am giving you three ways of exer­ci­sing mer­cy toward your neigh­bor: the first – by deed, the second – by word, the third – by pray­er. In the­se three degre­es is con­ta­ined the ful­l­ness of mer­cy, and it is an unqu­estio­na­ble pro­of of love for Me. By this means a soul glo­ri­fies and pays reve­ren­ce to My mer­cy (Dia­ry 742).