Divine Mercy and the Two Roads

Divine Mercy helps us move beyond our limited world of space and time. In fact, it wonderfully leads us to the reality beyond us.

Many people think that after this life there is no after life. We just live and die and that’s all. However this is the blurred vision of those who, for many reasons, don’t believe in the afterlife. From her spiritual journey, as marvelously recounted in her Diary, St Faustina speaks to us about what occurs after this world.

In her Diary she gives us the following description:

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 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 their number was 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, 153).

Why road do I want to take? The one that looks cool but ends eternally badly or the one which looks awful but leads to eternal happiness?

Fr Mario Attard OFM Cap