Sunday, April 8, 2018
Divine Mercy Sunday
John's Gospel tells us in detail how it was that Jesus came to his disciples on Easter Sunday evening. They had locked the doors, but Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace be with you." Then he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. He said again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you." And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained."
This Easter gift became the Sacrament of Reconciliation and we have the grace to encounter the Divine Mercy each time we receive it. It is a real encounter with Christ and gives us such peace. Let us thank for this gift.