These quotes reassure us of God's boundless love for us.
At various times in our lives we are tempted to think we are unworthy of God’s love. We may have fallen far from God’s plan and this reality can make us think that God would never accept us back.
In our minds, we are terrible, sinful creatures and God would never want to associate with someone like us.
The good news is that temptation is straight from the pit of Hell. God patiently waits for us to return to him just as the father waited every day for the prodigal son. When he sees us turning back to him, God runs out to greet us and presses us close to his heart. It is our task to never doubt in his boundless mercy and to run to him when we are furtherest away.
To help remind us of that beautiful truth, here is a brief collection of quotes from the saints that should comfort our soul and reassure us of the infinite depths of Divine Mercy.
Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again; for forgiveness has risen from the grave – St. John Chrysostom
Mercy in itself, as a perfection of the infinite God, is also infinite. Also infinite therefore and inexhaustible is the Father’s readiness to receive the prodigal children who return to His home. Infinite are the readiness and power of forgiveness which flow continually from the marvelous value of the sacrifice of the Son. No human sin can prevail over this power or even limit it. On the part of man only a lack of good will can limit it, a lack of readiness to be converted and to repent, in other words persistence in obstinacy, opposing grace and truth, especially in the face of the witness of the cross and resurrection of Christ. – St. John Paul II
If a man finds it very hard to forgive injuries, let him look at a Crucifix, and think that Christ shed all his Blood for him, and not only forgave his enemies, but even prayed to his Heavenly Father to forgive them also. – St. Philip Neri
Mercy, according to God’s desires, has no limits and in fact, if it is like God’s mercy, it embraces everyone. Therefore, it is the distinctive duty of priests to procure mercy and to be merciful to criminals … it is not your intention to defend crime but rather to practice mercy – St. Vincent de Paul
God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. – St. Paul (Ephesians 2:4-7)
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