1. God does not reject sinners, and he will not reject you! - St. Padre Pio
2. God never refuses love to anyone.
“I never refuse love to someone who asks for it—but it is your will, your actions that will develop it in you.” – Jesus to Sr. Mary of the Trinity
“Christ’s love is greater than anyone can ever know but I pray that you will be able to know that love.” – Ephesians 3:19
“God loved us before he made us; and his love has never diminished and never shall.”- Julian of Norwich
“Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:39)
3. Even if you have committed every wrongdoing... if you repent, God will not refuse you.
“If someone, at the Devil’s prompting, had committed every sin against God and then, with true contrition and the intention of amendment, truly repented these sins and humbly, with burning love, asked God for mercy, there is no doubt that the kind and merciful God Himself would immediately be as ready to receive that person back into His grace with great joy and happiness as would be a loving father who saw returning to him his only, dearly beloved son, now freed from a great scandal and a most shameful death.” – St. Bridget of Sweden
“God is such an inexhaustible wellspring of boundless mercy and natural goodness that never was there a devoted mother who as willingly stretched out her hand to her own child that she had carried under her heart, seeing it in a raging fire, as God does to the penitent, even if it were possible that he had the sins of all men himself and committed them a thousand times every day.” – Bl. Henry Suso
God confirmed to Sr. Consolata Betrone that He loves all souls, and that we are only lost if we die without repentance. Here are the main points from the exchange:
1. No one an take or snatch a soul away from God...
2. God did not create us for the Inferno, but for Paradise, not to go and keep company with the devil but to enjoy God in love eternally. He said to Consolata, "to the Inferno goes whoever wants to go there…" God will never refuse us, if we ask Him.
“Do not be afraid to abandon yourself unreservedly to His loving Providence, for a child cannot perish in the arms of a Father Who is omnipotent.” – St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
4. The more you trust God, the more you will receive. “The graces of My mercy aredrawn by means of one vessel only, and that is trust. The more a soultrusts, the more it will receive. Souls that trust boundlessly are agreat comfort to Me, because I pour all the treasures of My graces intothem. I rejoice that they ask for much, because it is my desire to givemuch, very much. On the other hand, I am sad when souls ask for little, when they narrow their hearts.” – Jesus to St. Faustina (Diary 1578).
5. Ask and you shall receive.
If you think you are not worthy, remember... But Jesus Christ says, Every one that asks, shall receive.
Everyone, be he just, or be he a sinner. St. Thomas teaches us that the efficacy of prayer to obtain graces does not depend on our merits, but on the mercy of God, Who has promised to hear everyone who prays to Him.” [2. 2, q. 178, a. 2.]
And our Redeemer, in order to remove from us all fear when we pray, said: Amen, amen, I say to you, if you shall ask the Father anything in My name, He will give it you. [John, xvi. 23.]
“Even if you had committed all the sins of this world, Jesus repeats to you, “Many sins are forgiven thee because thou hast loved much!” – St. Padre Pio
“The greater your sins, the greater still the triumph of the goodness, charity, and clemency of this God Who is infinitely rich in mercy.” – St. Leonard of Port Maurice
6. God cannot refuse a humble soul.
My love is fed by consuming miseries; the soul that brings Me the most, if the heart is contrite and humble, is the one that pleases Me the most, because she gives Me an opportunity of exercising more fully My office of Saviour.” – Jesus to Sr. Benigna Consolata Ferrero
“God cannot turn away his face from those who cast themselves at his feet with a humble and contrite heart.” – St. Alphonsus Liguori
“I’m certain of this – that if my conscience were burdened with all the sins it’s possible to commit, I would still go and throw myself into our Lord’s arms, my heart all broken up with contrition; I know what tenderness He has for any prodigal son of His who comes back to Him.” – St. Therese of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church
7. God loves us All.
Various words of Jesus to Sr. Benigna Consolata Ferrero: “My Heart is full of mercy, not only for thee, but for all… Imperfections cannot displease Me, unless the soul loves them… Provided I find good will in a soul, I am never weary of looking upon its miseries… the soul ought never to be afraid of God because God is all-merciful… Trusting souls are the robbers of My graces. Write that the pleasure I take in the trusting soul is inexpressible.”
“God hates sin infinitely, but He loves His creatures infinitely. As soon as the soul repents of its sin, it recovers the love of God. If all sinners wished to return to God with contrite and humble hearts, all would be saved. This infinite kindness desires that all men reach Heaven… A mother would be less eager to rescue her child who fell into a fire than God would be to embrace the repentant sinner.” – St. Leonard of Port Maurice
8. God is infinitely merciful.
These are all excerpts taken from St. Faustina's Diary:
“God will not deny His mercy to anyone. Heaven and earth may change, but God’s mercy will never be exhausted.” (Diary, 72)
“Only that soul who wants it will be damned for God condemns no one.” (Diary, 1452)
“I cannot punish even the greatest sinner if he makes an appeal to My compassion, but on the contrary, I justify him in my unfathomable and inscrutable mercy.” (Diary, 1146)
“My daughter, write that the greater the misery of a soul, the greater its right to My mercy; urge all souls to trust in the unfathomable abyss of My mercy, because I want to save them all. On the Cross, the fountain of My mercy was opened wide by the lance for all souls- no one have I excluded!” (Diary, 1182)
“Do not lose heart in coming for pardon, for I am always ready to forgive you.” (Diary, 1488)
“The greater the sinner, the greater the right he has to My mercy… He who trusts in My mercy will not perish, for all his affairs are mine, and his enemies will be shattered at the base of My footstool.” (Diary, 1059)
“Let the weak, sinful soul have no fear to approach Me, for even if it had more sins than there are grains of sand in the world, all would be drowned in the unmeasurable depths of My mercy.” (Diary, 1059)
“You are dealing with the God of mercy, which your misery cannot exhaust. Remember, I did not allot only a certain number of pardons.” (Diary, 1488)
“I am mercy itself; therefore I ask you to offer Me your misery and this very helplessness of yours and, in this way, you will delight My Heart.” (Diary, 1775)
9. If you are lost, remember Jesus never leaves you. He is always by your side, indeed he is in you.
“We can hope. We are precisely the ones that Jesus came to save, for we are being lost. Yes, without Him we are perishing at every moment. We can hope, for whatever we may be guilty of, Jesus wants to save us. The more sinful we are, the closer to death, the deeper our state of despair for our body and our soul, the more it can be said that Jesus wants to save us, for He came to save what was about to be lost. We must never be discouraged, but always hope. We are on the edge of a gulf, we are about to sink…we are sinking. We are just the ones Jesus came to save. He wants to save us because we are sinking. He is infinitely good and infinitely powerful. To the very last, as long as there is a breath of life left, all can hope in Him.” – Bl. Charles de Foucauld