A Moment before Divine Mercy Sunday

Last Sunday was Easter, the big event in the Church’s calendar.  Starting with Ash Wednesday, Lent gave us over a month of build-up, with all kinds of extra services and devotions.  And with Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, everything went into slow-motion to make sure we didn’t miss a thing. 

The church still looks like it did on Easter, but really we’re done with it, right?  After all of that, what could be left to say about Easter?  

As it turns out, quite a lot.  And one of the most important things that needs to be said is what this Sunday is all about.  Divine Mercy Sunday. 

And that would be?  That the whole Lent-Triduum-Easter thing isn’t just a seasonal remembrance of a historical event.  That Easter is about the unending mercy of God.  And the gift of that mercy to each one of us. 

Readings for Divine Mercy Sunday:  http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/041215.cfm