Sunday 27th April – (2nd Sunday after Easter) DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
Reflection: John 20: 19-31
Beloved in Christ, the Church celebrates two things today; the Feast of the Divine Mercy and the Canonization of Blessed John Paul II and John XXIII. What a day of joy and mercy in the life of the Church. These celebrations rekindle in us, the hope of eternity as we ponder on the lives of the saints. And by giving us the assurance of the power of Christ’s resurrection, we are led out of any form of doubts. May God be praised both now and always.
As we begin a new week, let us look forward to possessing the rich blessings that God has in store for his people. The great mercy of God which we receive when we boldly come into his presence (Heb 4:12) must change or deepen our picture of what life is all about.” Life is a journey of faith; living out its hope by the love of God’s precepts”. Let us make conscious effort to believe in all that Jesus has said concerning every situation of our lives. Do we know what God is saying?
Our faith is not by sight but it is born out of conviction of what proceeds from the mouth of God. God’s word reminds us today that our readiness to accept our crosses each day without fear and follow God joyfully inspite of challenges is the hallmark of our belief. Physical evidences would fade away just like the episode of Thomas in our reading. God is faithful to keep you firm and steadfast. Trust him and carry on.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, let your mercy permeate my life as I approach you in your word, Grant me peace and power to believe and live out my faith till the end of my life on earth. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 342 Are we all supposed to become “saints”?
Yes. The purpose of our life is to be united with God in love and to correspond entirely to God’s wishes. We should allow God “to live his life in us” (Mother Teresa). That is what it means to be holy: a “saint”
HIDE A TREASURE: “How happy are those who believe without seeing me”. John 20: 29b GNB
Readings for today: Acts 2: 42-47; Psalm 118: 2-4, 13-15, 22-24; John 20: 19-31