Divine Mercy Sunday. The first Sunday after Easter, persevering still in the joy of the Resurrection of gratitude we bow to the mystery of God's Mercy. The most beautiful and greatest in our understanding of God's attribute of love, and the meaning of God's love. Mercy.
Mercy, is the truth that God loves us and He wants to forgive even our greatest sins and give us a chance of starting a new life. But it is not easy to believe it. The temptation of sin is still stronger which is something tangible in our lives making the Mercy of God become some sort of deep theory that we do not understand.
God knows this and certainly is not tired of our doubts and questions. As well, He is never tired of forgiving us our sins and unbelief.
This Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to experience the truth about God's Mercy. Not only do we try to find out what it means for us but ,most of all we try to immerse our thoughts and our lives in God.
Our Lord Jesus said to Sister Faustina: "Before I come as a just Judge, I first open wide the door of My Mercy. He who refuses to pass through the door of My Mercy must pass through the door of My Justice."
Another truth about the Mercy of God is summarized for us in this image. Jesus goes to the man and looks at him .One hand points to His heart and the other floats in a gesture of blessing and absolution. From the wounds of Christ, blood flows out love. Blood..the most precious gift that man can offer to man. The words, "Jesus I trust in you", are an invitation which Jesus said to Sister Faustina: "Tell aching mankind to come close to My Merciful Heart, and I will fill it with peace."
Many other examples can be quoted today from the diary of Sister Faustina, but most important is the question.
Am I still a believer or an unbeliever? Sometimes we may have a short memory like Thomas. We declare our faith in God when everything is going well. When our will agrees with His will. But at the moment that suffering and the cross appears our trust and faith is diminished. We try to save our lives in our own way. Trying to say that God should help us. The words "JESUS I TRUST IN YOU" are sometimes only for protection -just in case.
Thomas could not believe in the power of God.
Is this sometimes not so in our lives?
We can hardly believe that His Absolute love never asks, -why, what, when.
"Jesus I trust in you" are very difficult words. But they are words that we need. Because based not on knowledge, we can lean on our faith. Faith is not some academic topic which we can learn. Faith is Trust.