Gospel: (J 3: 14-21)
Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
St. Faustina noted in her Diary (D. 1182, 1190)
+ Today the Lord said to me, My daughter, My pleasure and delight, nothing will stop Me from granting you graces. Your misery does not hinder My mercy. My daughter, write that the greater the misery of a soul, the greater its right to My mercy; [urge] all souls to trust in the unfathomable abyss of My mercy, because I want to save them all. On the cross, the fountain of My mercy was opened wide by the lance for all souls — no one have I excluded!
+ Jesus. — From all My wounds, like from streams, mercy flows for souls, but the wound in My Heart is the fountain of unfathomable mercy. From this fountain spring all graces for souls. The flames of compassion burn Me. I desire greatly to pour them out upon souls. Speak to the whole world about My mercy.
- God loves me. Heavenly Father sent his Son into the world that I might be saved through Him. He would have done so, even if I were the only human on this earth. Do I believe it?
- God wants to save everyone. And I…? Maybe I wish someone something else …? If so, I will ask the Holy Spirit for God’s view on every person. Jesus died for every human being!
- This week I will try to get to know the heart of God more, which burns the flames of pity and wants to pour it over human souls. Jesus also exhorts me: “Speak to the whole world about my mercy.” How will I respond to His invitation?