Come Home This Easter!

This Easter don’t just visit the church but come home to stay. You see it isn’t about the priest, deacon or sister who might have hurt you or even the modern-day Pharisees and gossips. It is not about the pope. It’s not about your family who nags you and it’s not even about going to hell.
It is about the God who loves you passionately, who ardently yearns to bless you, the God who wants to pour out His love upon you. It’s about a God who loves you so much that He took your sins upon His back and suffered through the most painful death in history. It is about a God who wants to bless you more than you can imagine, a God who desires a real personal relationship with you, a God willing to let you know Him.
It is about the God of love, an infinite unfathomable love that we don’t deserve. We don’t have to earn His love. In fact we can’t earn it. That doesn’t matter. He knows every sin we’ve ever committed and every sin we will ever commit. He loves us anyway.
If we only understood how passionately Jesus loves us and wants us to return to Him. Look at His words recorded in the book, Divine Mercy in My Soul, Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska. Jesus told Faustina to write” Tell the world about My mercy and My love. The flames of mercy are burning Me. I desire to pour them out upon human souls. Oh, what pain they cause Me when they do not want to accept them…Tell (all people), My daughter, that I am Love and Mercy itself. When a soul approaches Me with trust, I fill it with such an abundance of graces that it cannot contain them within itself, but radiates them to other souls.” (1074)
Later she writes “My dearest secretary, write that I want to pour out My Divine life into human souls and sanctify them, if only they were willing to accept My grace. The greatest sinner would achieve great sanctity, if only they would trust in My mercy. The very inner depths of My being are filled to overflowing with mercy, and it is being poured out upon all I have created. My delight is to act in a human soul and to fill it with My mercy…” (1784)
Jesus also said “The greater the sinner, the greater the right he has to My mercy…He who trusts in My mercy will not perish, for all his affairs are Mine…(723) Encourage souls to place great trust in my fathomless mercy. Let the weak, sinful soul have no fear to approach Me, for even if it had more sins than there are grains of sand in the world, all would be drowned in the unmeasurable depths of My Mercy.(1059) “The soul that trusts in My mercy is most fortunate, because I Myself take care of it.”(1273) “Whoever places his trust in My mercy will be filled with my divine peace at the hour of death.”(1520)
In the Diary of St. Faustina (1485), Jesus is quoted as saying “Be not afraid of your Savior, O sinful Soul…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.”
A little further in the Diary He says “My Child, Do you fear the God of Mercy? My holiness does not prevent Me from being merciful….You can come to me at any moment, at any time; I want to speak to you and grant you grace. 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.”
These are Jesus’ words. “I will never reject a contrite heart.” Never! He will never reject a contrite heart. So why believe that we are hopeless, that we can’t start over, that it is too late? You are God’s beloved! God loves you more than we can ever imagine. His love is perfect even though we’re not.
Don’t believe the lies that Satan will tell you; that you’re too great a sinner that God will never forgive you. Can any of your sins compare to those of John Newton, the writer of Amazing Grace. He was the captain of a slave ship. He was responsible for hundreds of people being sold into slavery. Yet He found God’s grace and love.
Come home this Easter to the one who loves you despite everything you’ve ever done wrong. Come home to the God who waits patiently in the Tabernacle for you to come. Come home to the God of Infinite mercy and love!


Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

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