A correspondent sent the following, which I offer for your consideration:
Our Lord speaking to St. Faustina in the Diary of Divine Mercy:
“He who refuses to pass through the door of My mercy must pass through the door of My justice. (Diary 1146).”
Have you passed through a Holy Door where you are?
The Jubilee Year of Mercy will close 20 November 2016 with (according to the Novus Ordo Calendar) the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – in the traditional calendar the 24th and Last Sunday after Pentecost.
The clock keeps ticking.
We are going to get God’s Justice whether we want it or not.
His Mercy, however, is ready for the asking!
But we have to seek it.
There is nothing that any little mortal can do that is so bad that God cannot forgive it, provided that she is sorry for her sins and wants to amend her life. The sinner, in the Sacrament of Penance, is cleansed of all sin. It is taken away. It is no more. It is not merely covered over or ignored. It is gone. He is washed clean in the Blood of the Lamb. Though his sins were as red as scarlet, they are made clean. His slate is cleansed. He or she will retain the memory of the sins, but not the guilt before the throne of the Just Judge, the King of Fearful Majesty.
When was the last time you heard those words?
God, the Father of mercies, through the death and resurrection of his Son has reconciled the world to himself and sent the Holy Spirit among us for the forgiveness of sins; through the ministry of the Church may God give you pardon and peace, and I absolve you from your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, + and of the Holy Spirit.
Misereatur tui omnipotens Deus, et dimissis peccatis tuis, perducat te ad vitam æternam. Amen.
Indulgentiam, absolutionem, et remissionem peccatorum tuorum tribuat tibi omnipotens et misericors Dominus. Amen.
Dominus noster Jesus Christus te absolvat: et ego auctoritate ipsìus te absolvo ab omni vinculo excommunicationis, (suspensionis), et interdicti, in quantum possum, et tu indiges. Deinde ego te absolvo a peccatis tuis, in nomine Patris, et Filii, + et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.
Passio Domini nostri Jesu Christi, merita beatæ Mariæ Virginis, et omnium Sanctorum, quidquid boni feceris, et mali sustinueris, sint tibi in remissionem peccatorum, augmentum gratiæ, et præmium vitæ æternæ. Amen.