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Catholics celebrated the Sunday of Divine Mercy this week and the scripture readings remind us of the mercy of Jesus that we can all emulate. Saint John Paul II designated the first Sunday after Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday. This designation emphasizes the belief of Christians that it was through mercy that God gave his only son for the redemption of mankind...for the forgiveness of sins.
Christ shows us how to live mercifully with others. In the gospel, when Thomas insists on seeing Jesus before he will believe Christ is risen, the Lord does not scold him for his doubt. Rather, Jesus bears the doubt of Thomas patiently. Jesus is forgiving of Thomas, but holds him accountable, instructing and advising Thomas to believe.
How might we live mercifully with others in our daily lives? May we show mercy through patience, forgiveness, comfort, peace and love for one another.