Divine Mercy [Bishop Barron Homily for Divine Mercy Sunday]

Added 6 April 2018 by Bishop Robert Barron

On this Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday, we remember the dedication of this day by Saint John Paul II in honor of St. Faustina’s vision of Christ, in which the Lord’s heart radiated forth with divine mercy for the world. But what does mercy mean? It designates the suffering of the heart, a type of compassion, a deep, loving identification with people in their suffering. It is the characteristic of God, for God is love. Nothing in the world would exist if it were not, at every moment, loved into being by God—a great act of tender mercy. How is this love made manifest in us? Precisely through following God’s commands and through forgiveness.

Bishop Barron Homily for April 8, 2018
Sunday of Divine Mercy

Mass Readings:
Reading 1 - Acts 4:32-35
Psalm - Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24
Reading 2 - 1 John 5:1-6
Gospel - John 20:19-31


Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Robert Barron

Los Angeles

Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of LA.

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