Year C- 2nd Sunday of Easter - Divine Mercy Sunday.
19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you."
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusPeace be with you. I have come into the world for this. To give you Peace not like the peace from this world, but Peace between God and men, which is the fruit of the reconciliation that I have obtained for you through my death on the cross.
There can be no peace in anyone’s heart if there is guilt. I came into the world to expiate for your sins and to cast out your guilt.
Everything has been accomplished by my death.
Now, just as my Father breathed on man for the first time to give him life, so in order to give you new life, I breathe on you now………….. Receive the Holy Spirit; you are now children of God, living temples of the Holy Spirit that comes from my Father and me.
You were first my disciples, then I made you my apostles, now I am entrusting to you my Church, the new temple of my Spirit, the mystical body of Christ.
I am the head, you are my members, but especially to you who are my witnesses I am entrusting the power to forgive sins, therefore for those whose sins you forgive they are forgiven, for those whose sins you retain they will be retained, whatever you bind on earth will be bound on Heaven.
Since I am going to my Father, you now inherit my power to forgive sins, and to consecrate the bread and the wine into my body and blood. Just as I send you with the power of the Holy Spirit, I empower you to send those whom you appoint with the same power to forgive sins.
My Church is founded on the cornerstone that was rejected by the Jews, my Blood gives it life to stand strong until the end of times. It will grow because I remain in you and my omnipotent Spirit will touch every heart that comes to it.
Thomas did not believe at first when he was told about my resurrection, but he changed his mind later when I appeared again and he was present. He represented all my followers who don’t believe in the testimony that I have left. They give way to reason and are weak in the faith.
Many Christians resist my Word, which is very clearly providing my Mercy through the absolution given by the Catholic priest. Many despise the Sacerdotal Order of Melchizedech, which was extended by me to the Apostles and from them to the Catholic Priesthood.
Well I tell you dear soul who reads these lines, Blessed are those who believe in me and in my works without seeing, they are doing the will of God which is to believe in the One that He has sent.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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