Sunday, November 14, 2010

Healing Rays

"Lo, the day is coming, blazing like an oven,
when all the proud and all evildoers will be stubble,
and the day that is coming will set them on fire,
leaving them neither root nor branch,
says the LORD of hosts.
But for you who fear my name, there will arise
the sun of justice with its healing rays." (Mal 3:19-20a)

You have been warned! That's how we probably would say - in modern language terms. Horrifying prospect of the end of the world as we know it, yet with a touch of hope, hope in Divine Mercy, hope in Jesus, the sun of justice with His preceding rays of mercy as we know them from Divine Mercy picture...

The words of the First Reading of today's Liturgy of the 33rd Sunday of the year remind me of one of my favorite pieces of classical music, which always sends chills of high emotions down my spine. None other than Georg Friedrich Haendel's: "But Who May Abide?' from his masterpiece - 'The Messiah'. Listen to this and think deeper about the message it conveys to us:

"But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? For He is like a refiner’s fire" (Mal 3:2)...

Then I turn my eyes to Jesus in His Divine Mercy picture and read the words underneath His feet: 'Jesus, I trust in You'.  Terrified by my own nothingness and the abyss of sorrow, I whisper: In Your healing rays I find my refuge and salvation...Jesus, I do trust in You...


  1. Greetings Wojciech. I have been entertaining visitors over the past week and am only now catching up on your blogs. Chicago seems to be going well for you, thank God. Some rays of hope from Stockton possibily.We await in hope. I was delighted with your blog of 11 November Independence Day in Poland. I printed it out as you gave us a great summary of Poland's troubled history which I want to keep. I am so glad you had time with the Sisters of the Resurrection that you know so well in Tanzania.A taste of Africa in Chicago for you. I hope that from here on things will keep getting better and better for you. I enjoyed the photos of your train journey- spectacular scenery. Divine Mercy is looking after you and why not - you are such a devoted disciple . Enjoy the week ahead.

  2. Just returned from a walking safari around Washington DC. Incredible place. I had a host very well versed in the history of the city, past and present. Was lucky also to see presidential helicopters leaving the lawn from White House. Dunno if it was Obama himself or not though... Tomorrow on my way towards New Jersey and New York, closing in on the date and place of my departure to Poland. It's been a great time with great people. Thanks for keeping an eye on me. It's so reassuring to know that you pray and care. God bless us all!