St. Faustina’s Diary

My blogger friend, SR, from Being Faithful to Grace talks often about her Saint Friend, Maria Faustina.  I happened upon this quote today on my facebook newsfeed, and was so blessed by it today, that I had to share!

“One day, I saw two roads. One was broad, covered with sand and flowers, full of joy, music and all sorts of pleasures. People walked along it, dancing and enjoying themselves. They reached the end of the road without realizing it. And at the end of the road there was a horrible precipice; that is, the abyss of hell. The souls fell blindly into it; as they walked, so they fell. And there numbers were so great that it was impossible to count them. And I saw the other road, or rather, a path, for it was narrow and strewn with thorns and rocks; and the people who walked along it had tears in their eyes, and all kinds of suffering befell them. Some fell down upon the rocks, but stood up immediately and went on. At the end of the road there was a magnificent garden filled with all sorts of happiness, and all these souls entered there. At the very first instant they forgot all their sufferings.”
–Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, #153

The Diary of St. Faustina is on my “need to purchase” list…there are several sites that have broken links to where her diary could once be read online, but none of them are functioning anymore.  If anyone knows where I can view her diary online, I’d be so very grateful for the link.

Edited to add:  I love the way God works!  Yesterday, I found this verse:

Jeremiah 6:16

Thus says the Lord:
“Stand by the roads, and look,
and ask for the ancient paths,
where the good way is; and walk in it,
and find rest for your souls.

I love the word picture of this verse coupled with the quote above.