Sunday, April 19, 2009

Divine Mercy Sunday

During the course of Jesus' revelations to Saint Faustina on the Divine Mercy He asked that a feast day be dedicated to the Divine Mercy and that this feast be celebrated on the Sunday after Easter.

Devotion to The Divine Mercy involves a total commitment to God's Mercy. It is a decision to trust completely in Him, to accept His mercy with thanksgiving, and to be merciful as He is.

Mercy is the perfection of love. What Jesus wants from us is that we should love the same way that He has loved us. His love goes far beyond forgiving our sins, He becomes the sacrifice that takes away our sins.

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion-- inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself.