October 5th is the feast day of St Faustina Kowalska. This humble Polish nun was appointed by Jesus to be the Secretary of His unfathomable Mercy.
It was Jesus himself who told her so, as we marvelously find out in her Diary entry 1605: You are the secretary of My mercy. I have chosen you for that office in this life and the next life. Obviously, being his personal secretary, Faustina can help us delving deeper into the truth and beauty of the mystery of suffering.
For Faustina, we, who are the objects of God’s mercy, are endowed with great graces. The first one is that of receiving Jesus in the Holy Eucharist and the other one is to suffer for him. In her Diary entry 1804 she tells us: If the angels were capable of envy, they would envy us for two things: one is the receiving of Holy Communion, and the other is suffering. Moreover, God, the Author of mercy, allows a person to suffer to display the holiness of that person before him. God, who is Light itself, lives in a pure and humble heart, and all sufferings and adversities serve but to reveal the soul’s holiness (Diary, 573).