April 11, 2021
Thomas, like us, struggles to believe because of all the evil he has experienced. Jesus reveals that the terrible darkness has become the path to the Resurrection, and the victory of Mercy. He calls for our cooperation: to trust in Him, to believe without seeing.
- Fear and loss of trust in Jesus through doubt and loss of faith intensifies anxiety, sadness, anger, division and separates us from God which is Satan’s plan for humanity.
- Each year, Jesus has us relieve the Paschal Mystery, or passage, from humiliation, suffering and death to resurrection, triumph and glory of His mercy.
- God turned the triumph of evil into the triumph of His mercy.
- We share the redemptive suffering of Jesus Christ to save souls and bring about the transformation of our world from darkness to light.
- God has designs for the salvation of His children. There is nothing so dark that God’s light cannot conquer it.
- The Feast of Divine Mercy encompasses unfathomable mercy and graces poured out to poor sinners so their sins and the punishment of sins are forgiven.
- Very simple, clear and practical directions to fighting the battle of evil is in His outpouring Mercy through our trust in Him. TRUST JESUS.
The Paschal Mystery that we’ve just been celebrating these last weeks is like a map. We’re sharing the death of Jesus, but St. Paul says, if we share His death, we shall share His resurrection. If we follow Him into that dark, difficult passage, we will follow Him into His resurrection, that what we’re going through today is part of us, as members of His Church, sharing the redemptive suffering of Jesus.
In these confusing times, we need to trust Jesus. Believing, that is what Jesus is asking, believing, faith and trust. In the Diary of Saint Faustina, over and over, Jesus insists on the importance of trust, that He wants to give His mercy. But He can only give it in the measure of our trust. If we have a little trust, He can only give a little, but if you have great trust, He can give great mercy.