Fr. Scott Haynes
Righteous Anger of God
Fr. Scott A. Haynes
Our Blessed Lord told St. Fausina:
"Tell souls, that I am giving them My mercy as a defense. I Myself am fighting for them and bearing the just anger of My Father." ( Diary, 3. 1516)
God loved us so much, that He sent Jesus, His sole-begotten Son, as our Savior. Our Lord is a God of love and of mercy. He’s patient with each of us, giving us time to change our sinful ways. If we’re stubborn and persist in sin, we may invoke the Father’s righteous anger. In His goodness, God tries to redeem us again and again. Punishment is always the last option.
Recognizing our foolishness ways, we humbly turn to God in prayer. St. Faustina tells us that when we pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, the righteous anger of God is placated. The voice of our Heavenly Father told her,
“[T]he very depths of My tender mercy are moved for the sake of the sorrowful Passion of My Son” (811).
If we plead with Him to relent of His righteous anger, and beg of Him to withhold His just punishments, He hears the voice of His pleading children. God’s heart is not made of stone. We are wrapped in the arms of Mercy.
A prayer pleading for God's mercy
Lord, grant that I forever remember with gratitude Your unfathomable mercy towards me, a poor sinner. Jesus, have mercy on us and on the whole world.