If you remember, last week for Easter the meteorologists were calling for rain all weekend long. That which had hit the Midwest and the South was supposed to head our way and deluge us in heavy rains. What happened was that we had some of the most beautiful Spring weather for the Holy Triduum that we have seen in years. We were not expecting it but that is what we received!
The same is true with God’s mercy. We do not expect it but the mercy of God is showered upon us in ways that fill us with joy and, hopefully, with gratitude! This Divine Mercy Sunday, we are reminded that we are loved with a kind of love that only God is capable of, and His mercy is offered to all who call upon His name! All we have to do is ask for it. Even the most tentative knock on God’s door along with the words “I am sorry” and the door flies open and the mercy of God overwhelms us. What we celebrate this day (and everyday of our lives) is that “even when we were sinners,” Jesus suffered and died for us and shares with us His great gift of mercy.
If you have known the mercy of God, share it with others. Share it with those who have hurt you (even if they are long dead). Share it with this broken world of ours. Share it with those who do not expect it (and with those who probably don’t deserve it!). “What you have been given, so you should give.” We have been blessed with mercy, the forgiveness of our sins. May we share this mercy with others!
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