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Divine Mercy. Divine Mercy. “My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy.” --Diary of St. Maria Fautina Kowalska , #699. Mercy A. ἒλεος – eleos 1. mercy: kindness or good will towards the miserable and the afflicted, joined with a desire to help them

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Divine Mercy


Divine Mercy

“My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy.” --Diary of St. Maria FautinaKowalska, #699

  • Mercy

  • A. ἒλεος – eleos

  • 1. mercy: kindness or good will towards the miserable and the afflicted, joined with a

  • desire to help them

  • 2. of men towards men: to exercise the virtue of mercy, show one's self merciful


Divine Mercy

“My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy.” --Diary of St. Maria FautinaKowalska, #699

  • Mercy

  • A. ἒλεος – eleos

  • 3.of God towards men: in general providence; the mercy and clemency of God in providing and offering to men salvation by Christ

  • 4.the mercy of Christ, whereby at His return to judgment, He will bless true Christians with eternal life http://www.biblestudytools.com/lexicons/greek/nas/eleos.html


Divine Mercy

“My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy.” --Diary of St. Maria FautinaKowalska, #699

  • Mercy

  • B. חֶסֶד– [c]hesed

  • 1. mercy

  • 2. “lovingkindness”

  • 3.one of the two key characteristics of the LORD God. [The other is emeth(eternal truth)]


Divine Mercy

“My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy.” --Diary of St. Maria FautinaKowalska, #699

II.Divine Mercy

A. God’s “lovingkindness” which is the hallmark of Who God is.

B. God is always willing to forgive and grant

another chance to those who repent.

“. . .I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the Fount of My Mercy. . .”

--Diary of St. Maria FautinaKowalska, #699


Divine Mercy

“My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy.” --Diary of St. Maria FautinaKowalska, #699

II.Divine Mercy

C. God’s “lovingkindness” can not be understood by humans.

1. We only know mercy and kindness of a limited kind. We can have some idea of forgiveness when we see examples of it.


Divine Mercy

“My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy.” --Diary of St. Maria FautinaKowalska, #699

II.Divine Mercy

C. God’s “lovingkindness” can not be understood by humans.

2. We find it almost impossible to under-stand how people can forgive someone who has offended them.


Divine Mercy

“My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy.” --Diary of St. Maria FautinaKowalska, #699

II.Divine Mercy

C. God’s “lovingkindness” can not be understood by humans.

3. God is even more forgiving than that.

“. . .My mercy is so great that no mind. . .will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. . .”

--Diary of St. Maria FautinaKowalska, #699


Divine Mercy

“My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy.” --Diary of St. Maria FautinaKowalska, #699

II.Divine Mercy

D. God’s “lovingkindness” is creative. It is what led to God’s creation of the world.

“. . .Everything that exist has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. . .”

--Diary of St. Maria FautinaKowalska, #699


Divine Mercy

“My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy.” --Diary of St. Maria FautinaKowalska, #699

II.Divine Mercy

E. In heaven we will be able to ponder and reflect on the Mercy of God.

“. . .Every soul in its relation to Me will contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. . .”

--Diary of St. Maria FautinaKowalska, #699


Divine Mercy

“My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy.” --Diary of St. Maria FautinaKowalska, #699

III.Our response

A. Seek God’s lovingkindness by seeking God’s forgiveness.

“. . .The soul that will go to confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. . .”

--Diary of St. Maria FautinaKowalska, #699


Divine Mercy

“My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy.” --Diary of St. Maria FautinaKowalska, #699

III.Our response

B. Extend, as much as humanly possible, the “lovingkindness” (mercy, forgiveness) to others.

C. Recall the parable of the unforgiving servant – Matthew 18: 21-35

“So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart.”


Divine Mercy

“My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy.” --Diary of St. Maria FautinaKowalska, #699

III.Our response

D. Being and Becoming Church – Reimaging

and Remembering who we are. Bring the Faith Home.


Divine Mercy


Divine Mercy


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