Dear Readers

Author: Fr Mieczysław Piotrowski S.Chr. and the editorial

When, after his resurrection, Jesus first appeared to the Apostles, he said to them: “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained” (cf. John 20:19–23). In this way, the resurrected Lord established the sacrament of penance, so that all the people couldfully access his infinite mercy, which takes away all sins. The Lord says: “the greater the misery of a soul, the greater its right to My mercy; [urge] all souls to trust in the unfathomable abyss of My mercy, because I want to save them all. On the cross, the fountain of My mercy was opened wide by the lance for all souls – no one have I excluded!”( Diary of MFK, 1182). Disasters and human tragedies in life are born of people’s persistence in the state of deadly sin, but all it takes to relieve oneself from sin is going to confession, telling Jesus all your sins and resolving to mend your ways. Then, the miracle of divine mercy will take place in all its magnificence, we will be forgiven all our sins and we will share in the joy of resurrection. By contrast, disregarding and rejecting divine mercy may ultimately lead to the worst disaster: perdition in hell (cf. Matt 10:28). Jesus says: “Souls perish in spite of My bitter Passion. I am giving them the last hope of salvation; that is, the Feast of My Mercy. If they will not adore My mercy, they will perish for all eternity. Secretary of My mercy, write, tell souls about this great mercy of Mine, because the awful day, the day of My justice, is near” (Diary of MFK, 965). Pope John Paul II died on the eve of the Feast of DivineMercy and was canonised on that very feast – 27 April 2014. Today, with even greater force, he appeals to each of us not to be afraid to accept Christ and the gift of his infinite mercy with our whole hearts. Jesus calls to sainthood every sinner, without exception, including you and me, and gives us all we need to become saints or fully happy. All he expects of us is our consent and collaboration in persistent prayer and in the sacraments of penance and the Eucharist. Therefore, with our eyes fixed on the example of John Paul II, let us not be afraid to follow the road to sainthood, the road of the Commandments and the Gospel. Let us not be afraid to put absolute trust in Jesus, who loved us to the end, taking our sins upon himself in order to cleanse us of them through his death and resurrection. Let us not be afraid to confess our sins to Christ in the sacrament of penance and always trust in his infinite mercy Dear Readers! Jesus wants to reach everyone with the joyous news of the salvation which has occurred through his passion, death and resurrection. In this important mission of evangelisation, Love One Another! is a very effective tool, published in 22 languages and regularly distributed in over 120 countries around the world. May Almighty God reward you for your great generosity and support for the evangelisation work carried out around the world through Love One Another! Every day we pray on the rosary and say the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for all our sponsors and readers. Once a week, I celebrate Mass for your intentions. We wish that faith in the resurrection of Christ and his infinite mercy be a source of undying joy and optimism for you.

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