On this Second Sunday of Easter, we celebrate the Feast of Christ, the King of Divine Mercy. We do so not only in response to a specific request made by Jesus himself to Saint Faustina Kowalska, but also as a manifestation of our need to experience God’s mercy and forgiveness.
Our observance should fill our hearts with trust and faith not only in the reality of Christ’s resurrection, but also from his merciful love. Jesus is, indeed, the King of Divine Mercy. Our participation in the Eucharistic Sacrifice should, likewise, be a commitment that is extended to our neighbor of the mercy we implore from God for ourselves. We will do so not only by forgiving our offenders, but by practicing the works of corporal and spiritual mercy that make our love of neighbor genuinely “Christ-like.”
Fr. Norlito Concepcion