~Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1023
What do I think it will be like to behold God face-to-face? Do I have an interior hunger to do so?
Divine Mercy in My Soul: Diary of St Faustina
St. Faustina Kowalska Pb 730 pgs
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The rays of blood and water that flow from the Heart that was pierced by a spear (not visible on the image) and the scars caused by the wounds of crucifixion call to mind the events of Good Friday (Jn 19:17-18; 33-37). The Image of the Merciful Savior, therefore, combines the two Gospel events that best bespeak the fullness of God’s love for mankind. The two rays are a distinctive feature of this image of Christ. The Lord Jesus, when asked about their meaning, explained: “The pale ray stands for the Water which makes souls righteous. The red ray stands for the Blood which is the life of souls….Happy is the one who will dwell in their shelter” (Diary, 299).