Novena: Eighth Day
Today bring to Me THE SOULS WHO ARE DETAINED IN PURGATORY, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames. All these souls are greatly loved by Me. They are making retribution to My justice. It is in your power to bring them relief. Draw all the indulgences from the treasury of My Church and offer them on their behalf. Oh, if you only knew the torments they suffer, you would continually offer for them the alms of the spirit and pay off their debt to My justice (Diary, 1226).
My Prayer Response with St. Faustina:
Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said that You desire mercy; so I bring into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls in Purgatory, souls who are very dear to You, and yet, who must make retribution to Your justice. May the streams of Blood and Water which gushed forth from Your Heart put out the flames of Purgatory, that there, too, the power of Your mercy may be praised (Diary, 1227).
My commentary- I aim for purgatory, not heaven. Why? Because I know once I enter purgatory, I'm headed for heaven. I NEED the fire. I need the pain. I need to make retribution to Christ's justice. If I don't, I know with my current personality I'm unfit for Heaven. Heaven won't be heaven for others unless I go through purgatory first. I need all the help I can get, so thank you Jesus, for the streams of Blood and Water which cool the flames of purgatory.