“Mankind will not
have peace until it turns with trust to My mercy.”
Our Lord Jesus Christ spoke these words to St. Faustina about the meaning of the two rays in the image of Divine Mercy. In the diary of St. Faustina, Our Lord explains: “The two rays denote Blood and Water. The pale ray stands for the Water which makes souls righteous. The red ray stands for the Blood which is the life of souls.
“These two rays issued forth from the very depths of My tender mercy when My agonized Heart was opened by a lance on the Cross.
“These rays shield souls from the wrath of My Father. Happy is the one who will dwell in their shelter, for the just hand of God shall not lay hold of him. I desire that the first Sunday after Easter be the Feast of Mercy.
“Oh, how much I am hurt by a soul’s distrust! Such a soul professes that I am Holy and Just, but does not believe that I am Mercy and does not trust in My Goodness. Even the devils glorify My Justice but do not believe in My Goodness.”
“Peace I leave with
you: my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, do I give unto you”
Peace is the third fruit of the Holy Spirit, coming after charity and joy. It is beyond price because it only is acquired by the precious blood of Christ, which cleanses