Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27, 2014
Gospel of John 20:24-29 – The Incredulity of Thomas
Canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II

Christ’s wounds are the permanent sign of God’s mercy. This was quoted by the priest where I went to Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday. The priest said it was from John Paul II but I did not find the exact phrase. Then I heard the same truth in different words when watching Pope Francis’ homily at the canonization Mass : “The wounds of Jesus are a scandal, a stumbling block for faith, yet they are also the test of faith. That is why on the body of the risen Christ the wounds never pass away: they remain, for those wounds are the enduring sign of God’s love for us. They are essential for believing in God. Not for believing that God exists, but for believing that God is love, mercy and faithfulness.”

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