God’s Gifts Manifested Through The Divine Mercy
At the 9:30 and 11:30 am masses on Sunday, January 16, Deacon Paul Onischuk preached about the multitude of gifts we have all received (service, workings, wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, mighty deeds, prophecy, interpretation) through the manifestation of the Holy Spirit. Though some don’t feel they possess these gifts because they might be dormant, underutilized or muddled up in sin, they’re in all of us. We receive these gifts through the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, when God is present with and in us.
Deacon Paul continued by saying there are many ways of participating and cooperating with God’s grace, and one particular/powerful/overlooked way that is readily accessible to all is the Divine Mercy, given to us by Jesus through St. Faustina. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy bears Jesus’ example for the benefit of others:
“Eternal Father, I offer you the body and blood, soul and divinity, of your dearly beloved Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and for those of the whole world.”
We do Jesus’ works and affect his miracles through this powerful prayer.
Deacon Paul concluded by reassuring all in attendance that we have received God’s gifts. “They’re in us, but we forget about them. We don’t cooperate with them but, through our faith, through the Divine Mercy, through the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, through the Blessed Mother, we’re able to take those gifts and manifest them for the benefit of others to the Glory of God.”
Watch Deacon Paul’s Divine Mercy homily below.
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