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A gift from a friend

This isn't really my kind of music, but I received it to day as a gift from a Roman Catholic friend who knew that I needed it. It presented me with a badly needed word of Gospel, which, being the Word of God, accomplished that for which God sent it, as His Word always does.

I am grateful both to and for that friend and his gift, as well as for the Gift of the Friend to Whom it points.

From the Diary of St. Faustina

... a fellow scrupulosity sufferer:

Be not afraid of your Savior, O sinful soul. I make the first move to come to you, for I know that by yourself you are unable to lift yourself to Me. Child, do not run away from your Father; be willing to talk openly with your God of mercy who wants to speak words of pardon and lavish his graces on you. How dear your soul is to Me! I have inscribed your name upon my hand; you are engraved as a deep wound in My Heart. ...

My mercy is greater than your sins and those of the entire world. Who can measure the extent of My goodness? For you I descended from heaven to earth; for you I allowed myself to be nailed to the cross; for you I let my Sacred Heart be pierced with a lance, thus opening wide the source of mercy for you. Come then, with trust to draw graces from this fountain. I never reject a contrite heart. Your misery has disappeared in the depths of My Mercy. Do not argue with Me about your wretchedness. You will give me pleasure if you hand over t…