Thought of the Day March 7, 2016

By 11:08 AM

In her very last sentence of her autobiography, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus states clearly : "It is not because God, in His anticipating Mercy, has preserved my soul from mortal sin that I go to Him with confidence and love", and she asked Mother Agnes to add, "Really tell them, Mother, that if I had committed all possible crimes, I feel that this whole multitude of offenses would be like a drop of water thrown into a fiery furnace." We should focus on the magnitude of God's mercy to us rather than on the magnitude of our sinfulness. Though our sins are a reality, his mercy is a greater mystery of what is truly real. As we can't understand our tendency to sin, so we will have a greater difficulty in fathoming his unconditional, infinite mercy.

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