Reflection 72: An Incomprehensible Mystery


When God enters your soul, He acts in such a way that you will never fully comprehend His workings.  His grace and Mercy are such that they remain a mystery deeper than the oceans and more vast than the upper limits of the Universe.  Understanding the incomprehensible nature of God’s grace is, in fact, the first step to wisdom.  It’s the first step to realizing the omnipotence of God and His infinite Mercy (See Diary #266).

Will you ever comprehend the grace of God?  Will you ever fully grasp all that He has done for you?  Certainly not.  But if you can become all the more aware of the fact that you cannot comprehend God and His love, then you are on the road to wisdom.  Reflect upon the incomprehensible workings of grace today.  Face the great mystery of God’s infinite Mercy.  Let yourself become aware of this mystery so that you will begin to know that you do not know.  And in that realization, you will be one step closer to understanding the Mercy of God.

Lord, Your ways are so far above my ways and Your wisdom is so far above what my mind can ever fathom.  Help me, this day, to see the mystery of Your incomprehensible nature.  And in seeing this mystery, help me to begin to understand Your Mercy all the more.  Jesus, I trust in You.

Resources for Lent

Novena to Saint Joseph
March 10–18

40 Days at the Foot of the Cross:
A Gaze of Love From the Heart of Our Blessed Mother
Reflection Nine – Unwelcomed by the World
(Second Sun. of Lent)

Scripture Meditations for Lent

More Divine Mercy Reflections

Daily Gospel Reflections

Saints/Feasts for Today

Featured image above: At the Throne of Grace, via flickr

Two great books for Lent:

Lent and Easter Reflections
Updated for Lent & Easter 2022 with additional reflections and more detailed Table of Contents

Lent and Easter Reflections is one of four books that makes up the Catholic Daily Reflections Series. As a devotional it is a great resource for daily meditation and prayer offering reflections on the Gospel of the day in a practical, faithful and down-to-earth way. It is formatted in such a way that it can be used for any liturgical year, offering reflections on every Gospel option, including Sunday Years A, B & C, every daily Mass option and all Feasts and Solemnities. Allow the death and resurrection of Christ to transform your heart more fully this Lent and Easter!  It is also available in paperback & eBook format!

40 Days at the Foot of the Cross:
A Gaze of Love from the Heart of Our Blessed Mother

Through this daily devotional you are invited to prayerfully ponder the mind and heart of our Blessed Mother as she endured the great suffering inflicted upon her own dear Son.  Mother Mary faced the Cross of her Son with perfect faith, love and devotion. Her fidelity to her Son throughout His life was unwavering. As she stood before the Cross during those long three hours, that fidelity never ceased.