Easter Sunday has come and gone, but we are still int he season of Easter! Alleluia!
The second Sunday of Easter is Divine Mercy weekend. Do you know what Divine Mercy means? How do you define it? What example of Divine Mercy could you offer? Remember that the name of mercy is God. Mercy meets misery.
As we pray every weekend during the Mass, we pray to seek God's mercy, receive God's mercy, and share God's mercy.
Every time we come to church, there are visible signs of Divine Mercy. The image of Jesus Christ on the cross; seeing the confessional, where one is washed in mercy and reconciliation; the baptismal font where, in mercy, one is freed from the stain of original sin; and the Altar, where we receive merciful nourishment through Holy Communion, the Body and Blood, soul and divinity and the true presence of our savior Jesus Christ!
Have you truly sought Divine Mercy? Have you truly embraced Divine Mercy? Have you, in receiving the fullness of the grace of Divine Mercy, shared it with the poor souls you know and recognize in your presence?
May our daily prayer in love and courage be, "Jesus, I trust in you!"
Le us be a person of Easter and joyfully proclaim, "Christ is alive! Christ is risen!" Amen! Alleluia!!
Rev. David Edwards
Pastor, St. James Catholic Church