Posted by: livingscripture | April 23, 2017

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

 

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD

April 23, 2017

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTERTIDE

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

 

 

 

WORD of the DAY

Now a week later his disciples were again inside and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, although the doors were locked, and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.  Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe.”  Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!” (John 20: 26-28)

How shall I live this Word?

The Lord is risen!  Today He is beside me and offers me and you His mercy.  Alleluia!  Easter, the day of light without setting gives meaning to our life.  On that day, the Lord made Himself present and His presence is forever.

The Living Jesus appears in the midst of His disciples and they experience a new encounter, one that is true, beautiful, great; one that fills their heart with joy and peace.  Only Thomas is not present and merely listens to the account of faith from his friends, but he wants to experience Jesus himself.

We too, like Thomas, have heard tell of Jesus; we have listened to the witnesses that have transmitted the truths of the faith in His name, but like Thomas, we want to experience the encounter that transforms and opens us to the precious mystery of recognizing Jesus as our Lord and God.

Jesus, my Lord and my God, I remain with You, only You and Your mercy are enough for me.

The Voice of André Frossard, Philosopher and Convert

 When we meet God, the first discovery is the insignificance of all things that even today  Christians, obviously excluding the saints, so ridiculously take seriously.

 

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