Gospel for the 2nd Sunday of Easter (Cycle ABC), and commentary.
During these days of quarantine, most of us find it very difficult to go to confession. Perhaps a return to normalcy is still far off, but the moment God sees that we are repentant, He hurries towards us, excited and proud that we are returning home.
Pope Francis has wished to place the sacrament of Confession at the center of the Jubilee of Mercy. Many people in the parish of Our Lady Queen of Peace in Dublin, Ireland, have found this simple and clear graphic guide helpful for going to the sacrament of God's mercy.
In his March 4 address to the Apostolic Penitentiary Pope Francis said: "Let us restore to the center (and not only in this Jubilee Year) the Sacrament of Reconciliation, a true space of the Spirit."