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FOOTNOTE 255††††††††††† 1804-1828

[255] Many souls have attained heroic sanctity, and so were saved, never having celebrated the Feast of Divine Mercy. Then, too, according to His revelations to Sr. Faustina, Jesus offers to sinners another extraordinary means as a "last hope of salvation," namely the divine Mercy Chaplet (cf. Diary, 687). The statement made by Our Lord here (965) regarding the Feast of Mercy, therefore, must be seen within the context of the remainder of this passage: "If they will not adore My mercy, they will perish for all eternity," as well as in the light of the statements declared on later occasions: "I give [souls] the last hope of salvation, that is, recourse to My Mercy" (998); and "For them [lukewarm, indifferent souls] the last hope of salvation is to flee to My mercy" (1228). We see that the immediate and solely adequate response to God's mercy on the part of human beings is trust. The attitude of trust is the only means of coming to mercy (c£ 1578) and so, of finding refuge in it. Jesus calls it the "last hope of salvation' 'for the human soul-literally the "plank or (sheet) anchor," the last refuge for safety (cf. Webster).




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