PODCAST | Divine Mercy Sunday: A Feast of God, Our Merciful Father

As the Easter season continues, we encounter another great feast, Divine Mercy Sunday. We invite you to take some time to reflect on the Gospel for this Sunday (John 20:19-31) with Fr. Javier del Castillo on the St. Josemaria Institute Podcast.

In this meditation, we will see how Christ forgives us, just as He forgave Thomas and the Apostles for running from the Cross and not having believed on Good Friday. St. Josemaria recognized that God’s forgiveness is even more impressive than His ability to create something out of nothing, and that “His absolute power is best shown in His power to forgive.”

On our part, we ultimately have to accept God’s gift of Divine Mercy through the Sacrament of Reconciliation that He established. After this encounter with the resurrected Christ, we must be sure of God’s forgiveness, and move on to forgiving others. “Go out and tell people what God has done in your soul. If Christ has risen, and He has forgiven us, then the only logical thing is that we also forgive one another.”

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Rev. Javier del Castillo Rev. Javier del Castillo

Fr. Javier del Castillo is a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Doctorate in Philosophy. He currently carries out his pastoral ministry in New York and is President of the St. Josemaria Institute.

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2 comments

  • Tita reverente April 16, 2017  

    Thank you for the inspiring reflections you,ale available to us. It helps me grow deeper in faith. I have shared your podcasts to several friends. God bless you all.

  • Patty geinosky April 2, 2018  

    I have been struggling for years, but since starting to pray and reflect on the works of stjosemaria, now listening to the podcast, I can now leave this earthly world behind as I give myself to the Lord, my own conversion, like Thomas. I had to, for myself, see, feel, smell, and believe to become a witness for Jesus. Thank You