Sundays Message

MESSAGE – Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter)

 

‘As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.’

After saying this he breathed on them and said:

 

‘Receive the Holy Spirit. For those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; for those whose sins you retain, they are retained.’ (John 20:21-23)

It looks like the highest priority of Jesus is to make sure that we can be delivered from our sins.
Today, Divine Mercy Sunday, we celebrate exactly this wish of Jesus: that his mercy be made available and experienced by everyone.

"Remember who you are!”

I am loved by God. I am redeemed - paid for by the blood of Jesus.

I am loved no matter what. Nothing else defines me.

God’s mercy covered me, the Father’s mercy embraced me.

I am loved by God, redeemed, paid for by the blood of Jesus.

This defines me. I am THAT worthy in God’s eyes.

 

“You know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ” (1Peter 1:18-19)

 

“I am a sinner upon whom Jesus’ merciful gaze has come to rest.” (Pope Francis) 

THIS defines me. Nothing else.
Drop all labels. Remind yourself - and others: you are loved by Jesus to the point of dying for you
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