O give thanks to the Lord for he is good;
for his mercy endures forever.
“As a gift to humanity, which sometimes seems bewildered and overwhelmed by the power of evil, selfishness, and fear, the Risen Lord offers His love that pardons, reconciles, and reopens hearts to love. It is a love that converts hearts and gives peace. How much the world needs to understand and accept Divine Mercy!
“Lord, who reveal the Father’s love by Your death and Resurrection, we believe in You and confidently repeat to You today: Jesus, I trust in You, have mercy upon us and upon the whole world. Amen.”
~St. John Paul II
NOTE: The above is the short homily that St. John Paul II had prepared from his deathbed, to be read on Divine Mercy Sunday. It was read by a Vatican official after the Mass at St. Peter’s for the eternal repose of St. John Paul II, who died on April 2, 2005, the vigil of Divine Mercy Sunday.