O my Jesus, each of Your saints reflects one of Your virtues; I desire to reflect Your compassionate heart, full of mercy; I want to glorify it." (Diary)
St. Maria Faustina Kowalska had a deep desire: to be a reflection of the Mercy of God.¬† When we think of reflections, we know that some can become distorted.¬† The tiniest pebble dropped in a¬†pool of water can alter the entire surface.¬† So, too, with reflecting Christ.¬† For St. Maria Faustina to truly¬†show His¬†mercy she had to keep her¬†heart fully aligned with His.
What of us?¬† Do we¬†reflect Christ in our daily lives?¬† Do our actions, do our words?¬†¬† Those tiny pebbles of gossip, jealousy, immorality, selfishness, and hatred can spoil that likeness which we want so much to cultivate.¬† Scripture tells us:¬† "But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the desires of the flesh ." (Romans 13:14)¬† Yes!¬† To reflect Christ we must "put him on" - by prayer, by the Sacraments, by reading His life, by dying to ourselves.
Today in the mirror, look through yourself and see¬†the image of your Savior, an image of Love for you to present to the world.
St. Maria Faustina, pray for us.¬†