"To know the richness of mercy is to share in dispositions of the heart of our Redeemer by experiencing in ourselves something of the horror of the vision of the sins of the world which filled his heart" (Archbishop E.M. Guerry). At the same time, Divine Mercy transfigures us, filling us with the faith to cry out to the risen Christ, "Once I was dead, but now I am alive forever. Of all divine mercy's "many signs and wonders" that "were done among the people," the greatest of them was that "they were all together." Mercy made the disciples into a People by giving them a unity that transcends every dissension, division, and diversity. The Scriptures testify that those who saw the followers of Jesus in Solomon's portico "esteemed them." This is the miracle of divine mercy.
~ Via the Magnificat.
Reflect on the following meditation for Divine Sunday at Reflections on the Sacred Liturgy.
Read Dives in misericordia, the encyclical Letter of John Paul II on Mercy.
Read the Apostolic Peniteniary Decree on the Indulgences attached to devotions in honour of Divine Mercy.