TO FORGIVE IS DIVINE AND HUMAN
Today, we celebrate the Sunday of Divine Mercy. The Risen Christ is the full manifestation of the endless love and mercy of God. In the Gospel, we read about the appearance of the Risen Christ to his disciples and this is followed by his commission to them, imparting on them his forgiveness and the power to forgive all sins: Whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven. God is the Father of Mercy and the Risen Christ is the epitome of God’s mercy and peace. By forgiving us, Christ restores our peace. We must learn to show mercy to other people who seek forgiveness from us so that the peace of Christ will fill our hearts. By forgiving, we become redeemed human beings, sharing the glory of God and manifesting Christ as Lord.
Thomas affirms that Jesus is Lord and God. The second reading from Revelation 1:9-13, 17-9 proclaims that Jesus Christ is the beginning and the end, the first and the last of God’s revelation of his Mercy. As Easter people, we must rejoice and celebrate this mystery of our salvation from God through Jesus Christ. Let us celebrate Easter with joy, trusting in his mercy.
Wishing all Parishioners & Friends Happy and Blessed Easter! Fr Francis, MSP