Reading sister Faustina of Kawalska’s diary, “Divine Mercy in My Soul”, I was struck by one entry she made, which I believe was a genuine experience from the Holy Spirit given to her regarding Jesus.. our Heavenly Father desires that we all contemplate His Son prayerfully and with the aid of the Holy Spirit., because to see and focus our attention on Jesus, is also to focus attention on the Father as well and in focusing on Him, we forget ourselves.
Here is the entry she made in her diary, numbered #408, which really spoke volumes of our King, Jesus’s Lamb-like nature even through what Hell He endured:
“When I become immersed in the Lord’s Passion, I often see the Lord Jesus during adoration in this manner:
“After the scourging, the torturers took the Lord an stripped Him of His own garment which had already adhered to the wounds as they took it off. His wounds reopened. Then they threw a dirty and tattered scarlet cloak over the fresh wounds of the Lord. The cloak in some places barely reached His knees. They made Him sit on a piece of beam and then they wove a crown of thorns which they put on His sacred head. They put a reed in HIs hand and made fun of Him, bowing to Him as to a King. Some spat in His face, while others took the reed and struck Him on the head with it. Others caused Him pain by slapping Him; still others covered His face and struck Him with their fists. Jesus bore all this with meekness. Who can comprehend Him comprehend His suffering? Jesus’s eyes were downcast.
I sensed what was happening in the most sweet Heart of Jesus at that time. Let every soul reflect on what Jesus was suffering at that moment. They tried to outdo each other in insulting the Lord. I reflected: Where does such malice in man come from? It is caused by sin.
Love and sin have met.”
I want to share that after I read this beautiful contemplation of Jesus’s humiliations, I asked Him if He would give me anything of His words recorded in “He and I”, and blindly opening that journal, my eyes fell on the following… from Him to us all:
“My little children all down the ages; clothe yourself with your Jesus as Jacob clothed himself to resemble Esau. Then the Father will give you the heritage of all His treasure and I will be full of Joy at having paid with My tears the blows I received and My blood… Oh My little children- My very own.”♥