LATIN MASS-14th Sunday After Pentecost-September 10th, 2017

     The Gospel made me think, as human beings, we have many things that concern us and our families.  Yet, if we take a moment and look back on our lives and carefully consider all the times we are in need and have asked for help from God....what happened?  Many times we received what we prayed for, or at least what was best for us and the situation at hand didn't we?

     What I have always said is that one of the things I believe grieves Our Lord most about us is that for everything the Lord has done for us through His passion, suffering, death, and resurrection-we still do not trust Him in all things good and seemingly bad.  Does the Lord only hear from us when we want something?  Does He only hear from us when the situation or circumstance seems to beyond our control?  Does this sound familiar?  Does this describe us?  

     Here is what Our Lord said to St. Faustina Kowalska in her Diary, "Divine Mercy in My Soul."  Our Lord told her the following statements about trust in Him:

         "...Distrust of Me on the part of souls is tearing at my insides.  The distrust of a chosen soul causes Me even greater pain.  Despite My inexhaustible love for them, they do not trust Me.  Even My death is not enough for the.  Even the devils glorify My justice, but do not believe in My goodness.  Oh, how mistrust wounds My heart.  Remember My passion, if you do not believe My words, at least believe My wounds!  Sins of distrust wound Me most painfully.  In order that you may know at least some of My pain, imagine the most tender of mothers who has great love for her children, while her children spurn her love.  Consider her pain, no one is in a position to console her.  This is but a feeble image and likeness of My love."

     The seeking of the Kingdom of God Jesus is speaking about in the Gospel today is trusting Him Who deserves all our faith, hope and love.  If we say we love Our Lord, we must trust Him always and for everything.  Give us this grace of firmness of faith in You, O Lord.  Let us always pray often throughout each day the caption at the bottom of every Divine Mercy picture which says, "JESUS, I TRUST IN YOU."