For me, God had always been calling but I wasn't listening until a few years back.... when someone I loved died and I needed their forgiveness. I fell into a pit and thought I'd never escape this torment of guilt, for the person I needed to forgive me never could. They had left this life forever. I had no where to turn and the thought of living with this guilt seemed overwhelming. Only through the grace of God, He continued to call me and this time I stopped to listen. I picked up the bible and decided to get to know Him. I read and read and read. While reading the bible one day, I realized at that most beautiful, peaceful moment, God is merciful and forgives. I had experienced His unconditional love and His Divine Mercy. This was a turning point and a moment I shall never forget. I went to confession and I have been seeking Him ever since.
"If souls would put themselves completely in My care, I Myself would undertake the task of sanctifying them, and I would lavish even greater graces on them. There are souls who thwart My efforts, but I have not given up on them; as often as they turn to Me, I hurry to their aid, shielding them with My mercy, and I give them the first place in My compassionate Heart."
Divine Mercy in My Soul
of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska