Sunday Devotional: Have mercy on us and on the whole world

John 20:19-20

On the evening of that first day of the week,
when the doors were locked,
where the disciples were,
for fear of the Jews,
Jesus came
and stood in their midst
and said to them,
“Peace be with you.”
When He had said this,
He showed them His hands and His side.

Today is Divine Mercy Sunday.

The message of The Divine Mercy is simple: It is that God loves us — all of us, saints and sinners. He has an “ocean” of mercy, which is greater than our sins. We are to call on Him with trust and contrition, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others.

When I encounter great difficulties and find myself overwrought, desperate and suffering, I turn to Him with a child’s simple faith, and whisper: “Jesus, I trust in You.”

He always answers my plea.

So, to anyone out there whose soul and conscience may be stirred by this post, if you hear His voice, harden not your heart.

Take that first step by acknowledging you have sinned:

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell. But most of all because I have offended you, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance and to amend my life. Amen.”

All you have to do is make that first step . . . .

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9 responses to “Sunday Devotional: Have mercy on us and on the whole world

  1. Thank you and God bless you, Dr. Eowyn, for this beautiful post.

    “Eternal Father, we offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. In atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.”

    Over the years, this Sunday has also been known as:
    1. Low Sunday – Today is the second Easter Sunday. The first (last week) is called “High Sunday.”
    2, Thomas Sunday – The Gospel is about St. Thomas (the “Doubting Thomas”) placing his hand on the Lord’s holy wounds.
    3. Good Shepherd Sunday
    4. Quasimodo Sunday – The Introit of the Traditional Latin Mass starts with the words, “Quasi modo géniti infántes, alleluia.”

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  3. I heartily agree with all that was said in your post; Thank God for His mercy! But I’m saddened to see a scantily clad swimsuit model in the ad right at the end of it….
    I understand about the advertising- but, sadly, it took away from the message.


  4. “Jesus, I trust in You.”

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  5. While waiting for your response, I did some searching on the Internet and found comments that in her diary, Faustina made some grandiose, really narcissistic claims, thinking herself to be higher than the highest order of Angels. She said Jesus told her:

    (1) Her love for Him is purer than that of the angels.
    (2) She is excused from her last judgement.
    (3) He was uniting Himself with her “so intimately as with no other creature.”

    No other creature? What about Jesus’ mother, Mary, who carried Him in her womb?

    These claims are all verifiable. In the last analysis, we don’t need a special Divine Mercy prayer, as we already have the Our Father, Hail Mary, and the Rosary.

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