What would this kind of life be like? Where a community was of one heart and mind? A world where people took care of each others’ needs, and thought first of the greater good—rather than their own personal gain. We cannot imagine a life like this in our country, our culture and our society; but by our Baptism, this is our call! Whoever said it would be easy to be a disciple of Jesus?
Today is Divine Mercy Sunday. When we love God by keeping His commandments, all is easier, and we will live in the peace of Christ. It all sounds so simple: this Divine Mercy that God has for us and we must share, but so difficult for us to give to each other. And yet, our mandate is clear: “As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” In the First Reading (Acts) we are told that in bearing witness to Jesus, we will be accorded great favor. And what could be better than eternal life?
So what is the property that each of us should distribute to our Community? Time, talent and treasure! (PS: Thank you, and may God bless you Music Ministry!) In Divine Mercy we are given so much, and in Divine Mercy we gift back—we must share in turn what we were given. There should be no “needy” among us—and the reward is the peace of Christ.