[With no homily to share this week, I have selected a longer excerpt from St. Faustina. You might wish to read it a few times.]
+ The Infinite Goodness of God
in Sending Us His Only-Begotten Son.
God, You did not destroy man after his fall,
but in Your mercy You forgave him,
You forgave in a divine way;
that is, not only have You absolved him from guilt,
but You have bestowed upon him every grace.
Mercy has moved You to deign to descend among us
and lift us up from our misery.
God will descend to earth;
the Immortal Lord of lords will abase Himself.
But where will You descend, Lord;
will it be to the temple of Solomon?
Or will You have a new tabernacle built for Yourself?
Where do You intend to come down?
O Lord, what kind of tabernacle shall we prepare for You,
since the whole earth is Your footstool?
You have indeed prepared a tabernacle for Yourself:
the Blessed Virgin.
Her Immaculate Womb is Your dwelling place,
and the inconceivable miracle of Your mercy takes place,
O Lord. The Word becomes flesh; God dwells among us,
the Word of God, Mercy Incarnate.
By Your descent, You have lifted us up to Your divinity.
Such is the excess of Your love,
the abyss of Your mercy.
Heaven is amazed at the superabundance of Your love.
No one fears to approach You now.
You are the God of mercy. You have compassion on misery.
You are our God, and we are your people.
You are our Father, and we are Your children by grace.
Praise be to Your mercy,
that You have deigned to descend among us. (1745)