It’s the Second Sunday of Easter—the Sunday of Divine Mercy. “Peace be with you” was the Risen Lord’s greeting to his disciples, who, out of “fear of the Jews,” were hiding in the Upper Room. It was a gift of mercy. It’s the same peace with which he greeted Thomas who first doubted the testimony of his fellow disciples. It’s the same peace coming from mercy with which he is greeting us today. We may be suffering now because of the pandemic—but let us affirm that our Lord conquered death. He rose from the dead to share his life with us. Let the peace coming from the mercy of the Risen One reverberate everywhere!
Cardinal Tagle, Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, has provided the following reflection from the Second Sunday of Easter—the Sunday of Divine Mercy.
To watch the reflection from 11 April, click here.