Jesus: O soul steeped in darkness, … . Come and confide in your God, who is love and mercy. But the soul, deaf even to this appeal, wraps itself
in darkness. Jesus calls out again: My child, listen to the voice of your merciful Father. In the soul arises this reply: “For me there is no mercy,” and it falls into greater darkness … . Jesus calls to the soul a third time, but the soul remains deaf and blind, hardened and despairing. Then the mercy of God begins to exert itself, and, without any co-operation from the soul, God grants it final grace. … The soul knows that this, for her, is final grace and, should it show even a flicker of good will, the mercy of God will accomplish the rest.
My omnipotent mercy is active here. Happy the soul that takes advantage of this grace (Diary, 1486).
My Prayer Response:
Lord Jesus, Your all-powerful mercy is active in the despairing soul. Continue to give it graces.