Friday, April 25, 2014

Whom Can You Trust?

Dear Parishioners,

What can we take away from today’s Gospel about Thomas? (John 20:19-31) If we read the story again, we see the risen Lord who meets us where we are. No matter where we are today, whether in depths of doubt or skimming the peaks of joy, the risen Lord meets us where we are.

The longer we live, the more we find our weary souls drifting away from trust. Our childhood naïveté seems forever lost in the rubble of life’s disappointments and betrayals. Like those disciples wilting in fear behind closed doors, we fear many things, chief among them that no one can be trusted anymore. The risen Lord comes to us to show us he is worthy of our trust We can cast all our weary, dreary, even teary fears on him.

Christ is risen! Alleluia!

- Deacon Robert

“Let the greatest sinners place their trust in My
mercy. They have the right before others to trust in
the abyss of My mercy. … Souls that make an appeal
to My mercy delight Me. To such souls I grant even
more graces than they ask.”
~ Jesus’ words to St. Faustina as recorded in her Diary