Divine Mercy Sunday

“Infected to infect”

Christ of Divine Mercy © Cathopic. Rita Laura

Saint John Paul II instituted the feast of Divine Mercy Sunday in 2000, celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Easter, granting Plenary indulgence.

“On this day, the doors of My Mercy will open… When you confess, you must know that I Myself act in the soul… I will grant what those who pray the Chaplet with confidence ask of Me… the more you trust, the more you will receive.” All of these are messages that were given to Saint Faustina Kowalska, and that at this time become more current if possible.

A few days ago we experienced the great Mystery of the Love of God nailed to the Cross, pierced by that spear, which made the Heart of Christ open wide. A Heart so full of Love, and what flowed from it was that stream of infinite Mercy that floods the human being. For this reason, the Hour of Mercy, the Prayer of the Rosary with the Chaplet of Mercy, is performed at three in the afternoon. Because it was the Hour of the Lord’s delivery for all of us.

The Church has always taught us that a life full of that merciful love that flowed from the Cross is materialized in what we know as works of mercy, corporal and spiritual, which leads us Christians to have a life of prayer, which is concrete in our words and actions in favor of our brothers.

Pope Francis affirms: “We always need to contemplate the mystery of mercy.” And it is something that we must update every day in the midst of our families and our society, so marked by mistrust, by the cruelty of some against others, by indifference to man’s problems… Mercy is that source of joy, serenity and peace that leads us to encounter the Merciful Christ, who makes himself present to us in the man who walks beside us, and living from the merciful heart of God is the condition for our salvation.

The Mercy of the Risen Lord is the final and supreme act with which God comes to meet us. It is the fundamental law that lives in the heart of each person when he looks, from the compassion and tenderness of God, to the brother we meet on the path of life.

But to reach such a great mystery that is revealed to us in that climactic moment of the Cross, as the concretion of the entire Life of the Lord, and that we celebrate on the Sunday following the Resurrection of Christ, we cannot forget that the Eucharist is the center of the true Devotion to the Merciful Heart of Jesus.

I invite you to live, in a constant way in your life, the mercy of the Lord, with the prayer of the Chaplet of Mercy, with the contemplation of the image of the Christ of Divine Mercy, with the rays that spring from his heart, the red (the blood) the white (the purifying water). But without forgetting that all of this must lead us to live the works of mercy and to love and worship the Eucharist.

Infect yourself with the Mercy of God in your life, and infect others. And he always proclaims: “Jesus, I trust in you.” Happy Easter Fiftieth. We meet at the Altar.