Well, today is the day. We have witnessed great acts of Love by Christ over the past few days. In the Passion and Death of Christ, we see the extent He is willing to endure for us. The beating with whips, the humiliation, the spitting, the mockery, the pain on the Cross, all of His suffering was to show us the depths of His love. His willingness to endure a totality of pain so that we might understand our value, our worth in God’s eyes. Love in its purest form. The Resurrection is so very important, because it proves Christ’s mastery over nature. If He can rise from the dead, can He not also, love us with a personal love? Can He not forgive us our sins? Does He not show us how we must live and treat one another?

 Our response to His love has been minimal, at best. We still hate, kill, lust. We do what we wish, when we want to, in whatever manner that pleases us. We have rejected Christ and His teachings. So, once again, He comes to us. This time He speaks to us, of His Mercy. The first Sunday, after Easter, He proclaims it to be “Divine Mercy Sunday”. We saw in the readings of this past week, how He told St. Faustina to tell the world of His Mercy. “An ocean of mercy”, He calls it. And, what is required of us? Pray and mean the words, “Jesus, I trust in You”. Love those words, pray them often. Pray them often at 3:00 pm every day, remembering Christ’s Passion and Death. Confess your sins and receive Holy Communion in a time frame close to Mercy Sunday. Put yourself next to Him, not in opposition to Him. He wants us to pray for sinners, priests and religious, faithful souls, those who don’t believe in Jesus, separated brethren, the meek and souls of children, those who venerate and glorify Jesus’ mercy, those in purgatory, and most of all the lukewarm.

1- “Speak to the world about My mercy…. It is a sign for the end time. After it will come the Day of Justice….” (Diary 848)  Christ does not quibble over these qualities. Now is a time for His Mercy. Some time afterwards, He will come in Justice.

 1- “I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened. (Diary, 699).

 1-Divine Mercy in My Soul   The Diary of Saint Faustina, found at: http://our.homewithgod.com/divinemercy/