Sunday, April 15, 2012

Divine Mercy Sunday

On this Divine Mercy Sunday we recall the words of St. Thomas Aquinas: "Mercy consists in bringing a thing out of non-being into being." We see this transpire concretely in the life of the early Church. The community of believers "was of one heart and mind" and they had everything in common."  They were filled with awe; they were witnesses of wondrous signs; they dedicated themselves to the good of the other; they were selfless and generous.  They lived with the faith that "conquers the world." That is what the Apostle Thomas is looking for in the Lord's open side. "The secret of Christ's heart is revealed to us in the clefts of his body." (Saint Bernard)

~ Via the Magnificat

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