Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mercy Minutes with Jesus by Rev. George W. Kosicki, CSB

Reading this book, I was reminded of how close to Jesus we can be if we are willing to submit completely to God’s plan for our lives. He wants so much to give us His mercy. Oftentimes, we have to be brought to an acute awareness of our sinfulness and that of the world in order to yearn for Divine Mercy.
Whether you are feeling close to God at this point in your spiritual journey or you’re presently having trouble seeing the Lord at work in your life, these conversations between Jesus and St. Faustina will show how the Holy Spirit is able to work in and through us inasmuch as we accept the faith and courage He supplies to accept suffering and unite it with Christ’s on the cross.
Through short excerpts from the very rich Diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalski and brief original prayers written by Fr. George W. Kosicki, CSB, the reader is guided through a year-long journey of discovery and meditation on the gift of God’s Divine Mercy.
By focusing primarily on one thought or idea each day expressed through the words Jesus spoke to St. Faustina, the depth and breadth of Christ’s mercy becomes increasingly apparent in a variety of situations both internal and external with which many will be able to relate.
The density of wisdom and love expressed in the Diary becomes easier to study and contemplate when broken down in this way so that each golden nugget can be examined individually, assessed for its true value, and put safely into the treasure chest of our souls.
Because of the descriptions at the beginning of each section, Mercy Minutes with Jesus is a good introduction to Divine Mercy and the life and legacy of St. Faustina. This book would also serve as a wonderful supplement to someone who has read the Diary and wants to remember the message of mercy St. Faustina offers throughout the year. The thematic index at the back of the book also makes it an easy-to-use reference.
This review was written as part of the Catholic book Reviewer program from The Catholic Company. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on Mercy Minutes with Jesus.
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