MY PERSONAL SUNDAY REFLECTION
Divine Mercy Sunday, the Sunday after Easter
Today as we read in the gospel, we saw how our Lord confirmed the doubts of the doubting Thomas and coincidentally we also celebrate today the Divine Mercy Sunday as revealed to Sister Faustina but was accepted by the Church. Both the gospel and the Divine Mercy devotion points us to the wounds of Christ. It may be a bit off tangent to speak about wounds at Easter, but that is the reality, our woundedness is a present reality, the wounds of Christ are with Him to give us a window and a door to the infinite grace of God, the Father.
Perhaps as long as we are in this world or this mortal state of life, we can never truly phantom the mystery of sin. The wounds that we have are the product of our sinfulness. The wounds we inflict on others is also the product of our sinfulness. The wounds of Christ is also the product of sin, not of His for Christ can never sin, but a reflection of our sin whom He accepted on or behalf and to ransom us from the bondage of sin.
Let us not be doubting Thomases, but believe in the power of God and in the grace that is in Jesus Christ. For as we touch His wounded side, and look into His wounds there we can find healing and solace. Jesus, in a private revelation to Sis. Faustina said that those who are devoted to His passion are dear to His heart and that they will obtain great mercy in this life and on the Last Day. On this Divine Mercy Sunday let us draw near to the heart of Christ through the Eucharist. Let us consider the partaking of His Body and Blood a means of touching those wounds of Christ. For as we touched those wounds we see Christ Himself, crucified and now glorified. For eye have not seen nor ear heard of all the things that God has promised to those who love Him. For we who seek immortality must seek to be good and to do good. May the Blood and Water that gushed out from the side of Christ bring us to Eternal Life. Amen.