As we celebrate this eighth day of Easter, we acknowledge the abundance of God's mercy flowing in us, through us, and all around us. It is God's mercy that carries us all the way down into the truth of our suffering and death; it is God's mercy that carries us into our living hope for resurrection life; it is God's mercy that lifts us up to glory, even now. God's mercy begins with the forgiveness of sins, the turning of our hearts from darkness to light. It is important to realize that this is, truly, just the beginning.
When Jesus approaches us with His gift of peace, our hearts melt before Him; our melted hearts then become one with the ocean of God's mercy which is our true life. On this Divine Mercy Sunday, we do not focus on the whispered lies which have stirred fear in our hearts from time to time, which inevitably, then, caused sin, a bit of a defense mechanism when our soul feels threatened. All of that is washed away and this washing is not the scrubbing of something dirty that needs to be scrapped clean; it is rather our whole life being swept up in the ocean of God's abundant mercy, becoming one with God in a way which reveals what "remains, these three, faith, hope, and love, and the greatest of these is love (1Cor 13:13)."
Sin has no more power over us; we have placed our trust in Jesus. St Faustina teaches us today, "Jesus I trust in You". Let us accept the powerful truth that God really does love us more than we have asked for or imagined. And let us enjoy surfing on the beautiful waves of God's mercy.
Behold the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.