Divine Mercy Sunday

Fr.-JeromeDear friends:  The resurrection of Jesus was a new experience for the disciples. Even though Jesus had constantly explained to them about His rising from the dead, they were unable to grasp the implication of it. It was not something the disciples of Jesus seem to have anticipated, but now they were confronted with a new experience of their master. The gospel narrative of today helps them to move from fear to joy, disbelief to faith. It tells of Jesus breathing on the disciples and giving them the Holy Spirit. Jesus gives them peace and power to forgive sins. The forgiveness that Jesus speaks of is not just the juridical wiping away of sins but a deep reconciliation of people with God and with each other. Christ’s resurrection has won for us a new birth as sons and daughters of God. The church celebrates today, Divine Mercy Sunday, to experience the love and mercy of God given to us in Jesus. Let our experience of the Risen Jesus turn us into His witnesses.

Fr. Jerome Mascarenhas

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