Based on the private revelations of St. Faustina Kowalska, Divine Mercy Sunday celebrates the merciful and compassionate God we serve.
In 2000, St. JPII declared the second Sunday of Easter to forever be Divine Mercy Sunday during the Canonization Mass of St. Faustina.
It’s often easy to think of God as revengeful and fear His wrath. But the truth is, God is merciful and forgiving. God is compassionate and caring. In fact, He loved us so much that He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Chris, to die for us and forever save us from our sins.
Oh how merciful our God is indeed!
I’m constantly asking God to teach me mercy and forgiveness. Motherhood is crazy, messy, and sometimes frustrating (shout out: potty training).
I’ve always been a perfectionist. Perfectionism and motherhood don’t quite mix well (that’s a story for another day). But God continues to teach me ways to exhibit mercy and kindness to my babies. And He continues to teach me that perfectionism isn’t the end-all-be-all. He loves us no matter what because He is compassionate and merciful.
We can all learn from God’s mercy – we can always ask God to continue to teach us his merciful ways.