Today I saw the glory of God which flows from the image. Many souls are receiving graces, although they do not speak of it openly. Even though it has met up with all sorts of vicissitudes, God is receiving glory because of it; and the efforts of Satan and of evil men are shattered and come to naught. In spite of Satan’s anger, The Divine Mercy will triumph over the whole world and will be worshiped by all souls (Diary 1789).
This vision of Sister Faustina during this coronavirus epidemic is a comfort for me. When I confidently look into the eyes of Merciful Jesus from this image, I feel like all fear and uncertainty about a happy tomorrow disappear. He knows what is in my heart and waits for me to give it to Him. He speaks to me through the “Diary” of St. Faustina: I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish. I also promise victory over [its] enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I Myself will defend it as My own glory (Diary 48).
Virus, disease, loneliness, helplessness, and death are nothing in the face of the power of God’s grace that flows from this image. However, we have to quarantine ourselves, i.e. not to doubts about God’s love and mercy, then our spiritual immune system will strengthen. We need to eat well, i.e. feed our hearts with God’s Word, personal and family prayer. We should avoid sensationalism about the pandemic and any imprudent actions, rather we should follow the ordinances of state authorities and medical service. Even if we have to be at home and cannot go to the Eucharist, we can always connect spiritually with the Church’s community. We can also use online media and livestream.
Do I want to be healthy? Do I want to become infected with virus of distrust? Or worse, get a spiritual fever? God gives me a medicine: I am offering people a vessel with which they are to keep coming for graces to the fountain of mercy. That vessel is this image with the signature: „Jesus, I trust in You” (Diary 327).
Together with Mary at the Annunciation, I want to receive this medicine of God and listen to God’s voice in my heart: March 25. In the morning, during meditation, God’s presence enveloped me in a special way, as I saw the immeasurable greatness of God and, at the same time, His condescension to His creatures. Then I saw the Mother of God, who said to me, Oh, how pleasing to God is the soul that follows faithfully the inspirations of His grace! I gave the Savior to the world; as for you, you have to speak to the world about His great mercy (Diary 635).
And so, look at the Merciful Jesus and your temperature will not rise, and the spiritual virus will not knock you down! Trust Him and you will be healthy!