Jeremiah 19:11 Thus says the Lord of hosts: So will I break this people and this city, as one breaks a potter’s vessel, so that it can never be mended.
“My child, is it mercy to rebuild what has been completely corrupted? No, what has been corrupted must be completely destroyed. If a sliver of corruption remains, it will soon infect all that was rebuilt. No, what has gone before must be completely destroyed. Weep my children, but do not despair. Behold, I make all things new. It is now time to separate the weeds from the wheat. It is now time for the Architect to begin anew. This is a great day, my children, a great and terrible day. But you, my children must remain firmly rooted in hope. Wear peace like a garment. Be a sign to all that God is love and he lives in you. I am calling my faithful ones to heroic virtue. Ponder this my children. The grace will be there for you, but you must desire it and use it. Too many graces are ignored—they gather dust on a shelf. I am giving you grace upon grace, children. Let your acceptance and your gratitude go hand in hand. My beloved little ones, I am near. Shalom.”
O my Jesus, I thank you and I praise you for your tender care. I accept all the graces you offer and ask that all souls will also accept them. O Lord, without your graces we are sunk! But in your grace we can do all things. Jesus we trust in you. Help us to live always in your holy will. Amen.