Saint John Paul II, when he was elevated to the papacy, said that his destined role in the Church was to bring the era of Divine Mercy to the world. He was not only a devotee of the Divine Mercy but also a teacher and servant of it.
As we celebrate the Feast of the Divine Mercy today, let us continue that Easter joy brought to us by the Risen Christ. Our attitude should be one of total trust in the Divine Mercy of Jesus. In the bible, we find so many parables in reference to the Divine Mercy of God through Jesus Christ. There is the shepherd who leaves his 99 sheep in order to look for the one missing, or the father who welcomes his prodigal son's return. Another one is the woman who searches her entire house for a missing coin. All these tell the story of how merciful and compassionate and loving God is towards His children.
I remember during one of our gatherings in Billings, an old priest told me that before Karol Wojtyla, the Archbishop of Krakow, became Pope John Paul II, he visited Montana. How blessed are we to have a memory of a great servant of God's Divine Mercy.
Jesus promised that the Feast of the Divine Mercy is a refuge and shelter for all souls. May we always approach the fountain of mercy every single day of our life.
Saint Pope John Paul II, pray for us.
Saint Faustina, pray for us.
Jesus, King of Mercy, we trust in you. Amen.