For the times when I am reminded in so many ways:
THAT I am not the answer
THAT I cannot solve every problem
THAT I am not able to fill every need
THAT I cannot heal every wound
JESUS I TRUST IN YOU and your unfathomable fount of mercy.
prayer by Christi Jentz
St Faustina complained to Jesus: "Oh, who will paint you as beautiful as You are? ....Then I heard these words: "Not in the beauty of the color, nor of the brush lies the greatness of this image, but in My grace" (Diary, 313). I love this promise from Jesus. In one sense, Jesus is giving artists permission to reverently paint, copy and promote this image without worrying too much about His visual beauty which is beyond human interpretation.
The Divine Mercy Image is one of the most recognizable Western style, 20th century icons and has been copied by artists in so many beautiful ways. Above is my accurate copy of the Divine Mercy face, Vilnius.
1. Chaplet of Divine Mercy, YouTube 1
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