April 27, 2014
A reading from the Gospel of Saint John 20, 19 – 23:
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”
This Sunday, 27th of April, is the Divine Mercy Sunday. This Sunday is the result of the apparitions received by Saint Sister Faustina of Poland. Jesus appeared to her as the Divine Mercy with two streams flowing from His heart, one red and the other white. This refers to the blood and water that flowed from the wound caused by the spear of the soldier. Under the picture of Jesus are these words, “Jesus, I trust in you!” Tomorrow two great Popes will be canonized in Rome. They are Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words, “Accept Me as the Lord of Divine Mercy My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who follow Me. I appeared to the great saint Faustina and I taught her about My Divine Mercy. My mercy is the greatest part of My love for all of you. I am always ready to show mercy to all those who are sorry for their sins and ask for My mercy.
Sister Faustina reminded the world about My merciful love toward every human being, even the greatest sinners. A great movement was started to lead people toward the renewal of Christian life. It has now spread throughout the world thanks to the work of the Saintly Pope John Paul II. It is with great love that I thank My Church for proclaiming John Paul II a saint on the Feast of My Divine Mercy. I call you all to pray the chaplet of Divine Mercy every day and you will indeed be blessed. I love you all.”