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The Greatest Gift
By Sarah Chichester (Dec 19, 2010)
O my Jesus, I implore You by the goodness of Your most sweet Heart, let Your anger diminish and show us Your mercy. May Your wounds be our shield against Your Father's justice. I have come to know You, O God, as the source of mercy that vivifies and nourishes every soul. Oh, how great is the mercy of the Lord; it surpasses all His other qualities! Mercy is the greatest attribute of God; everything that surrounds me speaks to me of this. Mercy is the life of souls; His compassion is inexhaustible. O Lord, look on us and deal with us according to Your countless mercies, according to Your great mercy.
— Diary of St. Faustina, 611
In a few days we'll celebrate Christmas and exchange gifts. God has given us many gifts, but the greatest gift He's given us is His Son, through the Incarnation. Jesus made satisfaction for our sins, in other words, paid the ultimate price for our Redemption. Seeing our misery, God was moved with compassion and gave us the gift most dear to His Heart, His beloved Son. Let us pray today that we may be prepared to receive the gift of Jesus this Christmas, and that Jesus will be for us the gift most dear to our hearts.