The wellspring of all that is the Elizabeth Wilson that I’ve come to know is so evident in this powerful interview, which was originally intended to focus upon the psychiatric and psychological burden suffered by women after an abortion decision.
Everyone, however, can benefit from listening to today’s episode as Elizabeth shared some incredibly wonderful “faith and good counsel” that really, in essence, applies to every person who experiences a significant crisis of some sort in our lives.
And, at some point over the course of life…that’s ALL of us, ya’ll.
So many things to love about Elizabeth’s interview…but one thing stood out to me, and I do think it is a take home point for pondering upon in prayer. Elizabeth said..
“If we do not have a belief in Divine Mercy, we will be stuck in judgment.”
The more we learn about and open ourselves to receive Christ’s Divine Mercy, the more we will see and experience just how far Jesus will go to pursue us, while never intruding upon our free will.
Our sins and wounds and weaknesses keep us enslaved in a spiral of self-loathing, and judgment, and shame, making it seem impossible to trust enough to open to His Mercy. But Christ is very patient and gentle, always inviting and never imposing. He just waits for us to open our heart-just a little bit-to receive His Mercy, unfathomable Love, and the freedom that is our birthright. And his Mercy is meant for EVERY PERSON.
This episode was recorded last spring, but perhaps it is somehow divinely providential that it is posted now just three days ahead of the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Thanks, Elizabeth for your kind patience, for we know that God’s timing is always perfect.
- “Divine Mercy in My Soul, the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska