Servants of Divine Mercy with Christ

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER (DIVINE MERCY)

Acts 2:42-47/Ps.117:2-4,13-15,22-24/1Pet.1:3-9/Jn.20:19-31


Servants of Divine Mercy with Christ


As members of the Mystical Body of Christ in the world, Christians must strive to be the quintessential symbols of unity, Caritas and Filial love. In matters of compassion, love, mercy and solidarity, Christ set us apart to be reflections of himself. Christ made us ambassadors of righteousness, justice, peace and moral consciousness.


The equality of the Trinity is of primary importance for Christian witness. That we may all be one as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are one (Jn.17:21). This oneness embraces everything, which contributes to the holistic physical, spiritual and moral aspects of human development and wellbeing in the world. This type of Christian consciousness and mission are both explicit and implicit in the Our Father; it was visibly present among the early Christian community (Acts 2:42-47).


Something went wrong. Individualism has undermined the notion of unity, Caritas and Filial love. It has superimposed the spirit of divisiveness, pain, unforgiveness, compassion and singleness of purpose. Instead, we reckon the poor and indigents as unnecessary burdens and seek every opportunity to do away with them. We conveniently forget the Christ whom we recognise as the symbol of Divine Mercy was and still is the liberator of the poor, the blind, prisoners and the sick (Lk.4:18).


Today COVID 19 has helped us rediscover, we are servants of divine mercy. Amid human suffering, in the pandemic, we are the eyes, hands, mouth - the whole body of Christ in the world. For this reason, Christ endowed us with the Holy Spirit, to unbind sufferers and sinners and set them on the path for the fullness of redemption. I hail the front-liners of this pandemic. They depict Christ by putting sufferers before their interests.


Lord, preserve them and may we always show them gratitude.

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