Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday), Year A – (2)

His Mercy Endures Forever, Alleluia, Alleluia

Readings: 1st: Acts 2: 42-47; Ps 117; 2nd: 1Pt 1: 3-9; Gos: Jn 20: 19-31

This brief reflection was written by Rev. Fr. Njoku Canice Chukwuemeka, C.S.Sp. He is a Catholic Priest and a Member of the Congregation of the Holy Ghost Fathers and Brothers (Spiritans). He is currently working with the Spiritan International Group of Puerto Rico &  Dominican Republic. He is the Administrator of Parroquia La Resurrección del Senor, Canovanas and the Chancellor of the Diocesis of Fajardo-Humacao, Puerto Rico. For more details and comments contact him on: canice_c_njoku@yahoo.com, cancilleriadfh@gmail.com, canicechukwuemeka@gmail.com. 

Today is the second Sunday of Easter. It is also, Divine Mercy Sunday. On this special Sunday, we continue to rejoice for what God has done for us, by resurrecting Christ from the dead.

Today, Peter reminds us that, in his mercy, God has given us a new birth by allowing us to share in the resurrection of Christ. So, what we celebrate this season is God’s mercy on humanity, through his Son Jesus Christ.

In today’s gospel, Christ presented himself to his disciples. During this very important visit, he restored their peace, and commissioned them as ministers of the sacrament of reconciliation. The sacrament of reconciliation. is the sacrament of mercy.

It was not easy for Thomas to believe that Christ has risen. So, as we bear witness to the risen Christ, we shall certainly encounter people who will doubt our testimony. This must not discourage us. The Holy Spirit will convince them.

We should remain focused on our mission. So, as true disciples of Christ, let us continue to announce the good news to the whole world that Jesus Christ, our Lord has truly risen from the dead.

As we celebrate divine mercy Sunday today, we are reminded that God extended his mercy to us by allowing his son pay the ransom for our sins. Christ accomplished this through his paschal mystery.

Finally, we must also extend this mercy to others. Hence, we are called to be apostles of mercy. So, as we spread the good news of Christ’s resurrection, we must give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. This is because, his mercy and generosity endure forever.

Alleluia, Alleluia!

Peace be with you all!

Maranatha!

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