The Eternal is the judge of all things
the Lord alone is just.
Whom has he made equal to describing
and who can probe his mighty deeds?
Who can measure his majestic power,
or exhaust the tale of his mercies?
One cannot lessen, nor increase,
nor penetrate the wonders of the
When a man ends he is only beginning,
and when he stops he is still bewildered.
What is man, of what worth is he?
the good, the evil in him, what are
The sum of a man’s days is great
if it reaches a hundred years:
Like a drop of sea water, like a grain of
so are these few years among the days
That is why the Lord is patient with
and showers upon them his mercy.
He sees and understands that their
death is grievous,
and so he forgives them all the more.
Man may be merciful to his fellow man,
but the Lord’s mercy reaches all
Reproving, admonishing, teaching,
as a shepherd guides his flock;
Merciful to those who accept his guidance,
who are diligent in his precepts.
May you all have a blessed Divine Mercy Sunday, and ask for the many graces that are available today for your benefit and on behalf of all those for whom you ask, through the Blessed Trinity, the Divine Mercy image of Jesus, our Mother Mary, Saint Faustina and Pope John Paul II (my post in honour of his beatification today can be found at Consecrated to Mary).