DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
The Divine Mercy is not a feast. We continue to hear of the appearances of the Risen Lord. Its aim is to celebrate God’s great mercy during Easter time. Many pray each day the Divine Mercy chaplet, composed by St Faustina, a Polish religious sister. The familiar image of Jesus, with the red and white rays emanating from His heart, and His right hand raised in blessing, comes from St Faustina.
THE RISEN LORD APPEARS TO HIS DISCIPLES
Today we hear how the Disciples were excited to tell Thomas their news ‘We have seen the Lord!’. Thomas did not believe them; he demanded proof.
Thomas was a hands-on believer. The Risen Lord appears again and invites Thomas to touch His wounds. ‘My Lord, my God’ was his response. All the Disciples were transformed from fear and despair to becoming men of great courage and faith, proclaiming the Risen Lord to the world. The same Risen Christ is now active in all our lives.