Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Bridge

"Jesus I Trust In You" - Is a phrase recited daily by thousands of believers as they fill their day with the prayers of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Although the prayers originated in the 1930's, many Christians are still not familiar with those words. In 2000 - when Blessed John Paul II declared the second Sunday of Easter "Divine Mercy Sunday" and cannonized Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska - the message of God's Divine Mercy was revealed to the entire world on a mass scale. Even so, many Catholic churches still do not actively promote the devotion to the Divine Mercy. This deacon and his wife was introduced to this special devotion by Father Edward Vitchkoski, MIC in 1980 and this is one devotion that has been a staple in our prayer lives ever since.
In the Divine Mercy - Jesus presents Himself to us as a bridge between His Heavenly Father and the world that we live in. It is through the bridge of Jesus that we are brought to God and our salvation. On this Divine Mercy Sunday we feverently pray to Jesus and ask Him to hear our prayers and draw each of us deeper into His most Sacred Heart and the Divine Mercy of God. Jesus lives! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Deacon Dale