Divine Mercy Sunday

In order to sense how much God cares for us and for other sinners, let us reflect on the Resurrection of Christ in the light of events of Good Friday. The connection between these two days will help us to live the spirituality of Divine Mercy on daily bases.

The Risen, it is the same Christ who was exposed on the Cross, who died in public view, in front of many overtaken by hatred. The depths of the heart of the Risen is seen in the light of His agony. That moment became “the source of life gushed forth for souls”. The expired Jesus became “an ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world.”

At 3pm Christ’s side was pierced with lance and Blood and Water gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us. 3 o’clock became the hour of Divine Mercy. It became an amazingly fruitful hour also after the memorable Sunday when the tomb was found empty. Jesus said: “The flames of mercy are burning me. I desire to pour them out upon human souls. Oh, what pain they cause Me when they do not want to accept them!”

It was after Easter Sunday when Peter, who in a very specific way took part in the Passion of the Lord, experienced for the very first time the depths of the undocnditional Love of God. The meeting with the Risen helped Peter to realise that the Lord had penetrated his soul as the betrayer and loved him till the end. The stark truth of love amazed Peter and formed in him shepherdhood. The new way of thinking and being was born in that meeting. Peter understood what the Lord said to St Faustina: ”There is no misery that could be a match for My mercy, neither will misery exhaust it, because as it is being granted, it increases. The soul that trusts in My mercy is most fortunate, because I myself take care of it.”

The Lord askes us to practice 3 o’clock prayer, asks for our deeds of mercy and gives us the chaplet of Divine Mercy. He says: “The souls that say this chaplet will be embraced by My mercy during their lifetime and especially at the hour of their death.”

Jesus I trust in you

Fr Stan

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