Hot weather and I are not a good mix. I am thankful that it benefits some–one of the Sisters in our house regularly proclaims: “It’s great tomato weather!” And I will be thankful when the tomatoes come–although honestly I could wait a few weeks if it meant cooler weather!
All that really has nothing to do with my post today, other than to say I find it hard to think when it’s this hot, so I’m just going to post a quote from St. Faustina about the merciful love of God, trusting in it for myself in the midst of my weakness during hot days. 😉
Be not afraid of your Savior, O sinful soul. I make the first move to come to you, for I know that by yourself you are unable to lift yourself to me. Child, do not run away from your Father; be willing to talk openly with your God of mercy who wants to speak words of pardon and lavish his graces on you. How dear your soul is to Me! I have inscribed your name upon My hand; you are engraved as a deep wound in My Heart . . .
My mercy is greater than your sins and those of the entire world. Who can measure the extent of My goodness? For you I descended from heaven to earth; for you I allowed Myself to be nailed to the Cross; for you I let My Sacred Heart be pierced with a lance, thus opening wide the source of mercy for you. Come, then, with trust to draw graces from this fountain. I never reject a contrite heart. Your misery has disappeared in the depths of My mercy. Do not argue with Me about your wretchedness. You will give Me pleasure if you hand over to Me all your troubles and griefs. I shall heap upon you the treasures of My grace. (Diary, 1485)