Sunday, April 11, 2021
The readings for Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter) for Year B show us that the mercy of God is given to all of us, even though we turn away again and again. The first reading (Acts 4:32-35) tells how the death and resurrection of Jesus transformed the early Christian community. The psalm (Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24) is a song of thanksgiving for the mercy of God. The second reading (1 John 5:1-6) reminds us that we are God’s children. And in the gospel (John 20:19-31) Jesus appears to the disciples and then comes back and lovingly helps Thomas overcome his doubts.
Some topics for this weekend include the Sacrament of Reconciliation, forgiveness, and God’s love for us. Here are some ideas: