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A good friend of mine survived a dreadful car accident recently. He didn’t blame God or anyone, but thanked him for giving him a new lease on his life. He didn’t looked at his misfortune as a curse but something to reflect on the fragility of life and that God saves and has a mission for him. Whatever that is, he’ll pray for enlightenment. Another friend was diagnosed with third stage breast cancer but that didn’t deter her from continuing her routine of attending Mass and receiving Holy Communion, and she deepened her devotion and trust in the Divine Mercy. She was healed of her cancer and she took it as a new lease on her life, and a mission to spread the goodness and mercy of God.

Every day is a new lease on our life, a bonus that we should be thankful of to our merciful God. There must be a reason and purpose and if we dig deeper we’ll realize that God is the reason and purpose. He wants to continue to be his partners in bringing souls to him, and that’s a mission through our good works and examples.

Let’s bear in mind that all the things that we have labored and pursued hard for ourselves will someday end with us, but what we do for God and others will never be gone but will remain in God’s heart and the hearts of those whom we served and cared for after we are gone.

When you take a Grab taxi in Manila there’s an electronic voice system that speaks in English or Tagalog called Waze, or GPS navigational system attached to the car panel giving direction to the driver towards your desired destination. It’s very common there and a lot of people use it in their car. It also tells you about traffic condition, accidents and other road information. When you reached your place, the electronic voice would say; “ You have arrived at you destination.” This is the wonder of technology and you can either pay your ride either in cash or credit card.

When our final day comes, may we hear our life’s “ Waze” or “ GPS” telling us that we have reached our final destination safely and may St. Peter tell us that we’ll be part of that number, “ When The Saints Who  Go Marching In ”, for the effects of our good works and charity towards the poor had been accepted by God that paid the bill of our journey to eternity.

If you have broken the pieces of your life in tragedy, health failure and defeat, trust and get ready for God’s restoration of your brokenness, he is preparing you for something better which you may have been praying for. “ He can turn the tide and calm the angry sea”, as the song goes. . Pray harder, love and forgive more.

On the flip side, someone said that when you forgive, you heal and when you let go, you grow. Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace. Everything comes to you in the right moment. Be patient and be grateful. Never give up, for all you know, the next try will be the one that works. Amen on that folks!!

St. Faustina wrote Jesus’ words to her; “ Every soul and especially the soul of the religious, should reflect My mercy.” ( Diary 1148).

Pray the Divine Mercy every 3 p.m. Daily Pray the Chaplet of Mercy and the Holy Rosary for peace in our families and in the world.


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