Sunday, April 19, 2009

Divine Mercy Sunday

Acts 4: 32-35; John 20: 19-31
Today we celebrate the infinite mercy of God. It should also be a day for reflecting upon the ways in which we have succeeded and failed in mirroring that mercy. Do our families and communities resemble that of the early Christians? Do we even want them to? Do we strive to be as forgiving of sin as our Creator? Do we delight in retaining the sin of those we dislike or misunderstand? Let us all show the kind of mercy we hope to be shown ourselves.

Obviously, this is my first post in about a month. I suppose you could say that I took to heart my own Lenten challenge: to build a lifestyle of truth. My great struggle with this blog is challenging myself to write what I truly believe and not "clean things up" to make them more "acceptable" and/or "Catholic". To that end, I will be taking another, more deliberate break to reflect on what the Spirit is calling me to say through this site. I plan to resume posting on Pentecost Sunday (May 31st). It seems a fitting day to begin again the work of sharing all that has been given to me.

P.S. If anyone's out there actually reading this, I'd love to hear from you. My e-mail address is listed on my profile. Thanks!