segunda-feira, 24 de agosto de 2015

The 10 things Jesus wants YOU to know about Confession

All these things were spoken from Jesus to Saint Faustina, the disciple chosen by Jesus to tell the whole world about his Divine Mercy, and they are all written in her Diary.

Interesting fact: Saint John Paul II said the happiest day of his life was the day Saint Faustina was canonized

 1) It is Jesus you meet when you go to confession! You confess your sins to Jesus, not the priest

“Make your confession before Me. The person of the priest is, for Me, only a screen. Never analyze what sort of a priest it is that I am making use of; open your soul in confession as you would to Me, and I will fill it with My light” (1725).

“My daughter, tell him everything and reveal your soul to him as you do before Me. Do not fear anything. It is to keep you in peace that I place this priest between your soul and Myself. The words he will speak to you are My words. Reveal to him your soul's greatest secrets. I will give him light to know your soul.” (232).

“I Myself am the spiritual guide of souls and I guide them indirectly through the priest, and lead each one to sanctity by a road known to Me alone” (1784)

2) The greatest miracles do not take place in pilgrimages, but in Confession! (and they are incessantly repeated!!)

“Tell souls where they are to look for solace; that is, in the Tribunal of Mercy. There the greatest miracles take place [and] are incessantly repeated. To avail oneself of this miracle, it is not necessary to go on a great pilgrimage or to carry out some external ceremony; it suffices to come with faith to the feet of My representative and to reveal to him one's misery, and the miracle of Divine Mercy will be fully demonstrated. “(1448)

3) Confession leads the soul to perfection!

“Let Souls who are striving for perfection particularly adore My mercy, because the abundance of graces which I grant them flows from My mercy.” (1578)

4) Jesus is actually waiting for you right now in Confession!

“When you approach the confessional, know this, that I Myself am waiting there for you. I am only hidden by the priest, but I myself act in your soul. Here the misery of the soul meets the God of mercy. Tell souls that from this fount of mercy souls draw graces solely with the vessel of trust.” (1602)

5) The greater your trust in Jesus’ mercy, the greater the graces you will receive!

“I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy” (687).

“If their trust is great, there is no limit to My generosity. The torrents of grace inundate humble souls. The proud remain always in poverty and misery, because My grace turns away from them to humble souls. “(1602)

“I am Love and Mercy itself. When a soul approaches Me with trust, I fill it with such an abundance of graces that it cannot contain them within itself, but radiates them to other souls" (1074).

“Daughter, when you go to confession, to this fountain of My mercy, the Blood and Water which came forth from My Heart always flows down upon your soul and ennobles it. Every time you go to confession, immerse yourself in My mercy, with great trust, so that I may pour the bounty of My grace upon your soul.” (1602)

6) Postponing  Confession displeases Jesus

“The flames of mercy are burning me. I desire to pour them out upon human souls. Oh, what pain they cause Me when they do not want to accept them!” (1074)

“Do not put off the Sacrament of Penance, because this displeases Me. “(1464).

7) If you don’t go to confession, you will regret it later

“Oh, how miserable are those who do not take advantage of the miracle of God's mercy! You will call out in vain, but it will be too late.” (1448)

8) You hurt Jesus when you don’t receive him in Communion. But you hurt him even more if you don’t receive him with trust and a pure heart

“Oh, how painful it is to Me that souls so seldom unite themselves to Me in Holy Communion. I wait for souls, and they are indifferent toward Me. I love them tenderly and sincerely, and they distrust Me. I want to lavish My graces on them, and they do not want to accept them. They treat Me as a dead object, whereas My Heart is full of love and mercy.”(1447)

“It pains Me very much when religious souls receive the Sacrament of Love merely out of habit, as if they did not distinguish this food. I find neither faith nor love in their hearts. I go to such souls with great reluctance. It would be better if they did not receive Me” (Diary, 1288).

9) The greater the sinner, the greater his right to Jesus’ mercy

 “The greater the sinner, the greater the right he has to My mercy. My mercy is confirmed in every work of My hands. He who trusts in My mercy will not perish, for all his affairs are Mine” (723)

10) Jesus leads us to sanctity through the sacrament of reconciliation

“I Myself am the spiritual guide of souls and I guide them indirectly through the priest, and [I] lead each one to sanctity by a road known to Me alone” (1784)

Saint Faustina Kowalska, pray for us! 

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