EASTER, FRIDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK, 5/2

 DIVINE MERCY- I spoke of Divine Mercy Sunday last week, however, I wanted to add this MEDITATION FOR TODAY.

The present-day mentality, more perhaps than that of people in the past, seems opposed to a God of MERCY, and in fact tends to exclude from life and to remove from the human heart the very idea of MERCY…Humanity and the modern world need so much.  And they need MERCY,EVEN THOUGH THEY OFTEN DO NOT REALIZE IT..

Making the Father present as love and mercy is, in Christ’s own consciousness, the fundamental touchstone of his mission as Messiah…

Christ proclaims by his actions even more than by his words that call to mercy which is one of the essential elements of the Gospel ETHOS. In this instance it is not just a case of fulfilling a commandment or an obligation of an ethical nature; it is also a case of satisfying a condition of major importance for God to reveal himself in his mercy to man..

All the subtleties of love become manifest in the Lord’s mercy towards those who are his own: he is their Father…MERCY is the content of intimacy with their Lord, the content of their dialogue with him…

MERCY is in a certain sense contrasted with God’s justice, and in many cases is shown to be not only more powerful than that justice but also more profound… Love is “greater” than justice: greater in the sense that it is primary and fundamental.  Love, so to speak, conditions justice and, in the final analysis, justice serves love.  The primacy and superiority of love vis-a-vis justice–this is a mark of the whole of revelation–are revealed precisely through mercy.  This seemed so obvious to the psalmists and prophets that the very term JUSTICE ended up by meaning the salvation accomplished by the Lord and his MERCY.  MERCY differs from justice, but is not in opposition to it.  (by Saint John Paul  II)

PRAYER.  Blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because the hear.  Amen, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.  (Matthew 13:16-17

THOMAS ANSWERED AND SAID TO HIM, “MY LORD AND MY GOD!” (Jn 20-28)

I ASK MY LORD TO HAVE MERCY ON THIS COUNTRY.

PLEASE NOTE:  It is not the second week AFTER Easter, we celebrate 50 days of Easter in the Catholic Faith, until Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit appeared to the Apostles.

 

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