Reflection 185:  Generosity with Unlimited Resources


If you were aware of great famine in a far away land, and were also blessed with unlimited resources to address that famine, why would you withhold this gift from those in need?  Hopefully you wouldn’t.  Hopefully you would see your responsibility and do what was necessary to satiate the thirst and satisfy the hunger of those in dire need.  But there is a great famine, and you are blessed with an unlimited resource to address this famine.  The famine is the hunger and thirst for the Mercy of God.  Yet most people who are starving for this Mercy are unaware that this is what they seek.  The unlimited resource you have been given is the Mercy of God.  He has entrusted you with the task of dispensing His Mercy and withholds nothing from you.  Do you see the importance of your cooperation with this grace?  Do not shy away from God’s call to bring His limitless Mercy to others (See Diary #975).

In what way is God calling you to distribute His wealth.  No one is deserving of the Mercy of God, that’s why it’s Mercy.  But everyone is invited to feast on this grace.  The Lord wants to use you as a dispenser of His Divine Mercy.  All you need to do is to be ready and willing to allow Him to use You as He wills.  You will not be acting on your own; rather, God will act through you.  But He is only able to act if you let Him.

Lord, I thank You for the limitless gift of Your Divine Mercy.  And I thank You that I am called to become a dispenser of this grace.  Help me to say “Yes” to You in all things and to embrace the responsibility that You have given to me.  Use me, dear Lord, however You will, and give me the wisdom and courage I need to be a generous dispenser of Your Divine Mercy to a world in dire need.  Jesus, I trust in You.

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