Sunday, April 11, 2010
His Mercy is so Divine
Happy Divine Mercy Sunday!
My family has not had a devotion to the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and I know that I have not done a good job in teaching it to my children. In fact, it was just about a year ago when I first began to pray the chaplet with regularity myself.
This past year, my family and I have been attending several monthly Holy Hours at our local Seminary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed at each of these Holy Hours so my children have all been learning the easy prayer, but I didn't think that they knew anything about St. Faustina and the origins of the Chaplet.
I decided that tonight at our family dinner, I would give a little catechism lesson. I had barely begun to speak, when my fifteen-year-old son Justin, interrupted me and gave the lesson for me. He told us all about the little Polish nun, St. Faustina, and the story of how Jesus had appeared to her and asked for a picture of himself to be painted with red and white rays representing His blood and water. He said that the prayer on the bottom of the picture is "Jesus, I trust in you."
As I lifted my chin off the table, I managed to ask him how he knew all of that. His answer put my chin right back on the table.
After the lights go out in our house, John, our sixteen-year-old son, and Justin lay in their bedrooms and send each other text messages until they fall asleep. Last night, John sent Justin the texted story of St. Faustina and Divine Mercy Sunday. Justin couldn't help but add the fact that he was now out of minutes because John had used them all in telling that wonderful story!
I LOVE technology and the way it takes bedtime stories to a whole new level!
Jesus, I DO trust in you!