23 April 2017 – Feast of Divine Mercy
Message of Jesus
Be merciful and righteous people
“Dearest Children, My People, peace to you!
I bring you the joy of the resurrection as I brought it to the apostles. It is the same joy today as then. It is the joy that will last until the end of times and beyond times, for in the new creation you will experience the joy of the full resurrection.
Today you remember the Divine Mercy. I am the Mercy of the Father that became flesh and came down on Earth.
Children, I want each one of you and the whole people to be a merciful people, a source of mercy for the entire humanity. Mercy arises from justice. Which justice do I mean? Not the justice understood by man which is often revenge, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; this is not divine mercy. In the mind of God justice means to live as righteous people, that is, according to the laws of God and in the truth. I am the Truth. If you remain united with Me, you live in the justice of the Truth; in this justice you become able to be merciful.
If a man does not live a righteous life, he cannot give mercy nor can he receive it, for his heart is closed. I have taught you to forgive. Forgiveness is a great part of mercy, but mercy also means to bend over the suffering: the righteous and merciful man does not justify sin but bends over the sinner, lends him a hand as I so often do with you. I ask you to be righteous people who live according to justice and walk in the truth, who bend over the suffering and the sinners, who bring My Word and are profoundly united with Me. In this way you will become a merciful people.
Many speak about mercy, but often it is a kind of mercy that is detached from justice and far away from truth. That is not mercy; it is a kind of human pardon; a patch to put here and there. No, I repeat that this is not mercy. Only the righteous man who lives in the truth generates mercy around him. In his mercy he generates again justice and truth which in turn generate mercy, and so on. Thus, justice and mercy are united with each other and support each other. Together they form that splendid mosaic that is the life of God that pardons offences without offending anyone.
Children, the Earth needs mercy; also the Christians and the priests need it! The Earth has an extreme need for mercy, but a just kind of mercy, which does not wipe away iniquities but is a real resurrection in justice. I do not love your sin, but I love you. For the love I have for you I forgive you. You have to do the same: you must love God and your brothers and sisters to become a righteous people. If you have this love in you, you will be a source of mercy. Pardon the offences, forget the wrongs, do not justify evil but calm down discord; do not contend and do not fight; leave it to God to settle your controversies. Give up your own justice and enter into the true justice that is truth, which is to live according to what I have taught you.
In this justice you will receive mercy and give mercy. In this way also your problems and your illnesses will diminish. Many of your illnesses come from the lack of justice and mercy in you. You become ill when you do not accept the truth and do not see yourselves as you really are; when you neither love nor forgive; when you put off your decision to live according to the laws of God.
Thus, My people, I ask you to do a great step: I ask you to live. Live all that I have taught you; put it in practice and become righteous men and women, a righteous people. Be a source of just mercy and of merciful justice. Then I will be able to send you like lambs among the wolves. Know though, children, that the lamb is never weak. The lamb is stronger than the wolf; it is always stronger, even if it dies, for the lamb holds within the justice and mercy of God which make it stronger than the enemy, than any enemy.
I call you to this, and I bless you. I want you to remain in silence for a moment, and I will pass among you and lay My Hand on each one of you. Give Me all your illnesses, your weaknesses, your pain and your sins. Let me envelop you with My Mercy; let yourselves be renewed and choose to be new men and women.
I bless you and I protect you in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”