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Divine Mercy in My Soul

From the Diary of St. Faustina…

February 3, 1938
Today after Holy Communion, Jesus again gave me a few directives:  First, do not fight against a temptation by yourself, but disclose it to the confessor at once, and then the temptation will lose all its force.  Second, during these ordeals do not lose your peace;  live in My presence; ask my Mother and the Saints for help.  Third, have the certitude that I am looking at you and supporting you.  Fourth, do not fear either struggles of the soul or any temptations, because I am supporting  you; if only you are willing to fight, know that the victory is always on your side.  Fifth, know that by fighting bravely, you give Me great glory and amass merits for yourself.  Temptation gives you a chance to show Me your fidelity.  (Diary 1560)

My response: Contemplate and study these directives, given by Jesus to St. Faustina, on how to fight temptation and take them to heart, so that the next time you are tempted you can show Jesus your love and fidelity.