Once, when I was passing by a group of people, I asked the Lord if they were all in the state of grace, because I did not feel His sufferings. Because you donot feel My sufferings, it does not follow that they must all be in the state of grace. At times, I allow you to be aware of the condition of certain souls, and I give you the grace of suffering solely because I use you as the instrument of their conversion (Diary, 1357).

My Prayer Response:

Lord, may I be sensitive to the conditions of certain souls, so I may exercise “mercy in spirit” for them. Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, help me to be an instrument of their conversion.