Sunday, April 23, 2017

Easter is still rolling: Divine Mercy

Listen to the homily here.


Happy Easter! 
·      We continue into the last two days in the Octave—eight days—of Easter
·      The students at school received “freebie” candy on Friday
·      Another cool conversation with a friend: they waited on Easter eggs for their kids—it is the same Easter!  And we have 50 days in the Easter season
This weekend is a deep time for Divine Mercy
·      Please read the bulletin article and check out the different ways to grow through Divine Mercy—table by the small chapel
Divine Mercy
·      God’s love, compassion, forgiveness
·      God is not away from us or doesn’t care about us
·      God sent his son to die for us and shows His rescue plan for all humanity
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were…Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’”
"Peace be with you.  As the Father has sent me, so I send you."
"And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them,Receive the Holy Spirit.  Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.’"
·      These are some of the last words that Jesus spoke to his disciples and apostles
·      During his ministry, Jesus Christ over and over forgave sinners!
·      Now he breathed forgiveness to his apostles
·      This is why we have confession!
His mercy endures forever."
·      I was hard pressed and was falling,
but the LORD helped me.
My strength and my courage is the LORD,
and he has been my savior.”
Know that no matter your life, your history, your relationship with God, your place in our family…God is patient for wherever we are

·      And always waits for His Divine Mercy

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