By Gina Weiss
“True greatness of the soul is in loving God and in humility.”
– The Diary of St. Faustina, 427
In Episode 100 of Divine Mercy in My Soul, Fr. Jacek Mazur and Rick Paolini discussed how it is through our own misery that the Lord will show us His Mercy.
One of the most powerful pieces of the program came in the second segment when Rick read from the diary of St. Faustina, relating how an older nun in the convent criticized St. Faustina, saying, “Get it out of your head, Sister, that the Lord Jesus might be communing in such an intimate way with such a miserable bundle of imperfections as you” (Diary, 133).
Rick pointed out the irony in that St. Faustina then went on later in the passage to tell Jesus that “it seems that You do not associate intimately with such wretched people as I.”
Both Rick and Fr. Jacek emphasized the beauty of and need for humility, relating how true humility is speaking the truth about oneself.
They went on to say how so many arguments would never come to be if there was patient humility in just one of the persons. By throwing accusations back and forth, arguments aren’t resolved and both parties become more hurt and embittered by the other.
This idea is reminiscent of the Scriptures where Jesus says, “Whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it” (Matthew 16:25).
Let’s try to keep in mind St. Faustina’s humility and strive to imitate it the next time someone gets on our nerves or we foresee an argument arising.
This episode of Divine Mercy in My Soul aired at 11 am Eastern on Sunday, March 13, 2016.
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