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Homily 156 – Divine Mercy Sunday

We Are the Blessed

“Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” Like a time capsule left for us in scripture, these words are addressed to us living today. We never saw Jesus during his public ministry. We did not see him die on Good Friday. Except for a few mystics, we have never seen him alive after his resurrection. Yet, billions of Christians all over the world gather today and profess our whole-hearted belief in Jesus Christ. Have you ever stopped to think how amazing this is? St. Paul tells us that “without seeing him, you love him.” On this day that see our beloved Pope John Paul II officially named “blessed,” the words of Jesus remind all of us who believe that truly we too are among the blessed.

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