Maybe this is a confusing question… I’m not sure how to say it.
I’ve been trying to understand about God’s justice and mercy… so we know that He is both just and merciful I read in “Divine Mercy in My Soul” that Jesus is offering to us His mercy, which is endless, but if we reject it, there is nothing left but judgement. That made sense to me. But I am thinking, - let’s say we were to meet Jesus… would it be apparent that He is both just and merciful? Or would one or the other of His attributes be shown to us more (perhaps depending on our disposition)? I know this is a VERY hypothetical question and we don’t really know… but I was reading in the lives of the Saints, how often when Jesus appeared to them, He was very kind and merciful, but sometimes He was more stern - I guess that’s the word…? His mercy does not change, so I guess at times He let’s us see one of His attributes, and at another time, another attribute? I know this question might be confusing…but what do you think? Im kind of wondering…let’s say if a person were to see Jesus in Heaven, (I’m not really talking about visions of Him on earth because most people don’t have this and it’s not something most of us can relate to, and we shouldn’t seek such extraordinary graces anyway) - but in Heaven, would Jesus appear to a person as very merciful, because they are saved?
the reason I’m asking this is because - in speaking to people, everyone seems to have a different perception of Jesus. Some are drawn to thinking of Him as being very kind and merciful, others see Him more as our King and Lord. Of course, He is all these things but since we are human and can only comprehend one thing at a time, we can’t see all His attributes at once, perhaps. But if a person were to actually meet Jesus, - I realize this is very hypothetical - would we understand how His different attributes all go together?