Divine Mercy Sunday
Posted by prepareformass on April 7, 2013
Many signs and wonders were done among the people
at the hands of the apostles.
Let those who fear the LORD say,
“His mercy endures forever.”
“Do not be afraid.
I am the first and the last, the one who lives.
Once I was dead, but now I am alive forever and ever.
Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands,
and bring your hand and put it into my side,
and do not be unbelieving, but believe.”
Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me?
Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”
Taking up the series of Catecheses on the Creed, we now turn to the article: “He rose again on the third day, in accordance with the Scriptures”. Our belief in Christ’s Resurrection is the very heart of our faith, the basis of our hope in God’s promises and our trust in his victory over sin and death. The first witnesses of the Resurrection were women: moved by love to go to the tomb, they accept with joy the message of the Resurrection and then tell the good news to the Apostles. So it must be with us; we need to share the joy born of our faith in the Resurrection! In Church’s history, women have had a special role in opening doors to faith in Christ, for faith is always a response to love. With the eyes of faith, we too encounter the risen Lord in the many signs of his presence: the Scriptures, the Eucharist and the other sacraments, and the acts of charity, goodness, forgiveness and mercy which bring a ray of his Resurrection into our world. May our faith in the risen Christ enable us to be living signs in our world of the triumph of life and hope over evil, sin and death.
Mass Preparation for this Sunday
- Divine Mercy Sunday (gelvalle.wordpress.com)
- 9 things you need to know about Divine Mercy Sunday (ncregister.com)
- Divine Mercy Sunday (danardoyle.wordpress.com)
- Breath of New Life: A reflection on Divine Mercy Sunday (salvationhistory.com)
- What Does Mercy Have to Do with Easter? (newevangelizers.com)
- Sunday of Divine Mercy – About Today (lionessblog.com)
- Divine Mercy Sunday (virgilthegreat.wordpress.com)