The "justice" referred to in certain of Faustina's revelations may have
pertained to World War Two -- which was just around the corner in the mid-1930s,
when Faustina, a resident of Poland, was receiving her messages -- but
the references to Christ's return spell a larger and longer scenario.
Keep in mind that we're not obligated to accept them; while Faustina was
canonized, her prophecies have not been officially sanctioned (such messages,
even from a saint, rarely are). But they are certainly worth close scrutiny,
and they indicate that God is serious about purification despite those
who have tended to focus only on His mercy. "Before the Day of Justice.
I am sending the Day of Mercy," Jesus told Faustina. "I am prolonging the
time of mercy for the sake of sinners.
But woe to them if they do not recognize this time of My visitation."
In one entry Blessed Faustina said, "'As I was praying, I heard Jesus'
words: 'I bear a special love for Poland, and if she will be obedient
to My Will, I will exalt her in might and holiness. From her will
come forth the spark that will prepare the world for My final coming.'
"Was this a reference to John Paul II? We all know the Pope is from
Poland, and he ended up having a pivotal role in the recognition
of Divine Mercy -- culminating with his canonization of Faustina.
Even if the "spark" refers to the fall of Communism, which started
in Poland, this too is inextricably linked to John Paul, who was a
secret force behind Solidarity (the union that overthrew Communist
rule. And according to other revelations, he has been "handpicked" by
the Virgin, to whom he has an intense devotion. During an
apparition at Medjugorje on September 3, 1981, Our Blessed Mother
reportedly went to a large picture of John Paul and firmly hugged it,
smiling. She told the seers to look upon him as everyone's father
and visionary Marjana Soldo commented that 'the radiance in his
eyes is the same as Our Lady's."
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