Divine Mercy – Peace Be with You

2nd Sunday of Easter

To err is human, to forgive Divine. It was Pope St John Paul II designated the Sunday after Easter as ‘Divine Mercy Sunday’. And it is not a coincidence that the Gospel reading (John 20:19-31) for Divine

Mercy Sunday has something to do with Divine Mercy: Christ our Lord instituted the sacrament of Penance or Reconciliation (Confession). The passage not only revealed Our Lord’s mercy, but also His seeking out and comforting the Apostles who were in hiding and fear. Instead of castigating them for their lack of faith, He invites them with his message of peace; “Peace be with you.” From this point onward, they were no longer afraid.

We will not find peace until we find it in Jesus – the Prince of Peace. ‘Know God, know peace…… No God, No Peace’ as the catch phrase goes. The Easter message for us today is to seek our peace in Him, and peace in Divine Mercy.

May Divine Mercy remain always with us.

Fr Michael

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