The message of Divine Mercy is one we can call to mind by simply remembering ABC:
Ask for His Mercy. God wants us to approach Him in prayer constantly, repenting of our sins and asking Him to pour His mercy out upon us and upon the whole world.
Be merciful. God wants us to receive His mercy and let it flow through us to others. He wants us to extend love and forgiveness to others just as He does to us.
Completely trust in Jesus. God wants us to know that the graces of His mercy are dependent upon our trust. The more we trust in Jesus, the more we will receive.
This message of Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of St. Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun who, in obedience to her spiritual director, wrote a diary of about 600 pages recording the revelations she received about God's mercy. Even before her death in 1938, devotion to The Divine Mercy had begun to spread, and in the year 2000, St. Pope John Paul II gave the Second Sunday of Easter this special title for the universal Church.
Learn more about The Divine Mercy and the associated prayers by visiting thedivinemercy.org.
Jesus, I trust in You!
David J. Conrad