Jesus, I Trust in You!
“Encourage the souls whom you come in contact to trust in my infinite mercy. Oh, how I love those souls who have complete confidence in Me—I will do everything for them.(294)..Most dear to me is the soul that strongly believes in My goodness and has complete trust in Me. I heap My confidence upon it and give it all it asks.”
(453)The Diary of St. Faustina Kowsliski
These are the words of Jesus Himself as communicated to St. Faustina in The Diary. In this excerpt, Jesus expresses the great love He has for us and the infinite love and mercy that awaits us if we approach Him for forgiveness of our sins and for His support in our tribulations. He states that if we have complete confidence in Him, He will do everything for us. That is: where we are lacking He supplements our need.
‘Such confidence we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God,…2 Corinthians 3:4-6
This is Divine Mercy Sunday, an important day designated to remind us of God’s Merciful Love and how God guides us on a path that will ensure our salvation. When we approach God as children we are approaching God with the knowledge that we are helpless without Him; that we need His love in order to show love to others. C.S. Lewis once stated that, “Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses. For in him is Christ the glorifier and the glorified, Glory Himself – is truly hidden.” This is easier said than done. Think of the most difficult people you know, those that are the hardest to love and show mercy to. They can be neighbors, coworkers, or in many instances can be those in our own families. God beckons us to trust in Him. To believe that He will give us the confidence we need to be merciful and loving to even the hardest to love. Is this a leap of faith? Yes, of course it is, but, with God, Creator and ruler of all things; we can do anything. We need only to let ourselves go, like a trapeze artist that flies through the air waiting to be caught. Henri Nouwen once compared the trapeze and its flyers to our faith life in Jesus Christ saying that, on the trapeze the flyer must fly, and a catcher must catch, and the flyer must trust the catcher. Remember that you are the beloved child of God and that He is the catcher. He will be there when you make your leap and all you need to do is to stretch out your arms and hands and trust Him.
“Jesus I trust in You”