Transformation through the Divine Mercy Image

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Reading Vinny Flynn’s 7 Secrets of Divine Mercy, I was really struck by this following passage…

Want to know how to use the Divine Mercy Image most effectively?

Look at it. Gaze at it.

Keep your gaze fixed upon the Lord until you are struck with awe and joy, contemplating the incredible goodness of God, who is always loving you, always blessing you, always inviting you into His heart.

As we gaze upon the Image, contemplating God’s great mercy, we come to see who God really is and who we are called to be.

Moment by moment, through the grace of God, we are transformed into the image and likeness of what we see, from one degree of glory to the next.

We become what we behold until we, ourselves, are living reflections of God.

We’re not supposed to just hang this Image on a wall; we’re supposed to become it. 

The Divine Mercy Image must become our “mountaintop experience,” our reminder that Jesus is Mercy Incarnate and that we are each called to become like Him, transfigured into living images of Divine Mercy, reflecting and radiating the Father’s mercy in the world.”

Our vocation is to make God visible by the way we live, acting in conformity to the way we were created – in His image and likeness.

I’ve got to start acting like someone made in the image and likeness of God!

I’ve got to start acting the way He acts, seeing you the way He sees you, loving you the way He loves you.

I’ve got to start seeing God in you and responding to you with a blessing.

(From Vinny Flynn, 7 Secrets of Divine Mercy, 208-210).

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