Happy Divine Mercy Sunday

Happy Easter!

Happy Divine Mercy Sunday!

I personally love Easter with it the Lord’s triumph over death, his Resurrection and most especially all of the beautiful encounters that our Risen Lord has with those whom he loved. I would encourage you to take time to open up your Bible and read the Scriptures in particularly the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles that beautifully portray this. It is a great reminder to us that in the midst of our own uncertainties, doubts, fears and trepidations that the Lord is with us! Do not be afraid!

I would encourage you also to take this time as we shelter in home to get on the web and read more about the Divine Mercy. Today’s feast of the Divine Mercy is a great reminder to us of the phenomenal mercy of God. A God who knit us together in our mother’s womb, who knows us, calls us by name and is there waiting for us to come home with mercy and love if we have strayed. I would also read the Gospel account of the story of the Prodigal Son. There are two lines that always strike me in that story. One is that “coming to his senses he makes the decision to come home.” I pray that daily for people that I know who have strayed and are far way from home. May they come to the realization that they are in the wrong land, that the food that they are eating is not really feeding them and that they have sinned and need redemption. The second line is that “while he was still a long way off – the father caught sight of him and went running to him.” That is the love and the mercy of the God the Father who waits for us in the hope of us turning back to him. Do not be afraid to admit that you and I sometimes are in the wrong land, that we squandered things, that we were eating the wrong things and that we should return home, in humility and sorrow for our sinfulness.

On this Divine Mercy Sunday – let us come home to God and experience his love and embrace.

Happy Easter and Happy Divine Mercy Sunday!

Fr. Brad