Sunday, April 19, 2009

Divine Mercy

What a beautiful feast day to celebrate. It our chance to recall and thank God for his mercy, which comes to us through his Son, Jesus. I think about mercy often. God's mercy, Jesus' mercy, the mercy I have been given and am compelled to share. I often recall the verse in Hosea 6:6, "It is mercy I desire, not sacrifice." The image of Divine Mercy, as it flows out of Jesus' is so appropriate to recall today as we hear in the Gospel of Thomas desiring to put in his hand into Jesus' side so that he believe. We have no need of putting our hand in Jesus' side, we only have to ask for mercy and it flows forth over us. Mercy is what compelled Jesus to forgive the Samaritan woman, the woman caught in adultery, and Peter when he denies Jesus. It is mercy that laid hands on the blind, the lame, the possessed, and the dying. All of us can have a share in this mercy, it is our for the asking. Like St. Faustina, we say Jesus, I trust in you and mercy flows. For more information on the Feast of Divine Mercy, go to The Marians of the Immaculate Conception.

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