Reflection From Fr. Taylor: Divine Mercy Sunday

April 3, 2016

There is a saying that “seeing is believing” but is this really true? If you see you don’t have to believe because you know. The Gospel writer tells us “Blessed are those who have not seen, but have believed.” During this Easter time we celebrate the final victory over sin and death. That is at the very heart of our faith.

Many people find Easter too much to believe but to accept the good news you have to take a leap in faith.  We know that faith is risky because it is always based on trust and how can any of us get along if we do not trust.

Many consider the greatest act of faith is in getting married, “for rich or for poor, for better, for worse, till death do us part.” Another area is taking vows in religious life and priesthood. Who knows what joys, sorrows, consolations and pain obtained may be in store as a result of these life time commitments. Isn’t it great that people can be trusting, optimistic, and brave in the face of such uncertainty. Lifetime commitments always come with unknowns. Only those who have had the courage to make life time promises and commitments and keep them have any idea of the sacrifices that somehow are related to this.

Today we, God’s Church celebrate faith, faith in God, in Christ, in life, and faith in another because we know we are brought by the blood of Jesus who will never betray our trust. Easter has taught us that Christ has died, Christ is risen and Christ will come again. Because of this we can all take that great leap in faith. With Thomas we can say, my Lord and my God.

 

 

 

 

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