In this Easter season we are called to bear the glory of God, the goodness of God, the love of God, His victory over sin and death, and people around us should see something different in us. A sparkle in our eyes, courage, a genuine kindness, true and authentic hope.
A glory and a freedom that we can experience even on earth, especially in the Eucharist and Holy Communion, when He again rends the heavens and comes down to live inside of us – proclaiming to our souls, “It is finished!”
The Feast of Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated on April 12, 2015. The great promise of this day is the forgiveness of all sins and punishment due to sin for anyone who would go to Confession and receive Jesus in Holy Communion on this very special feast.
As the God Man, Jesus endured such cruelty and felt every physical and emotional blow, and yet being Love Himself, He could not NOT love — and so even as He was being abused, he loved and forgave his attackers (Read: He loved me and forgave me – and each of us!) immeasurably… completely …. forgiving each of us whom He created out of love, even as they (I, we) abused, mocked, ridiculed and blasphemed Him by our sinful, selfish ways!