“How beautiful, meek and charitable is Jesus, the incarnate Wisdom! Beautiful from all eternity, he is the splendor of his Father, the unspotted mirror and image of his goodness. He is more beautiful than the sun and brighter than light itself. He is beautiful in time, being formed by the Holy Spirit pure and faultless, fair and immaculate, and during his life he charmed the eyes and hearts of men and is now the glory of the angels. How loving and gentle he is with men, and especially with poor sinners whom he came upon earth to seek out in a visible manner, and whom he still seeks in an invisible manner every day.” ~ St. Louis Marie de Montfort
This remarkable passage is very similar to the words of Our Lord as delivered to St. Faustina: “…I pursue sinners along all their paths, and My Heart rejoices when they return to Me. I forget the bitterness with which they fed My Heart and rejoice at their return.” Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters: all of you trapped within the worlds of addiction, pornography, and homosexuality – Jesus wants you! Because, He follows us now. He is not waiting for our conversion, or for all of us to be healed, or to be perfected – as He alone will accomplish that. Consequently, never be ashamed of who you are or who you once where. It doesn’t matter that you are a drug addict with track marks up your arm, or a gay man with AIDS, a butch lesbian, a Goth vampire, or a chronic masturbator – just make that first step towards the Light of Christ. And, turn away from all those disappointments, anxieties, and fears that have had way too much sway over our lives. Because the image of Divine Mercy (see above) is not simply Christ pouring His love onto Mankind, but also Jesus opening His Heart to us all.