Rome, 8 April 2018
With Easter joy, the liturgy reminds us today, Divine Mercy Sunday, of these words of St John, “This is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith” (1 Jn 5:4).
In the enthralling mission of bringing the Gospel to every nation, all environments, and every person, we in the Church all encounter, together with many joys, plenty of difficulties. We will stay happy and filled with hope if we live by faith in Divine Mercy. We cannot acquire that faith by our own efforts; but, especially when we feel weak, we can ask Jesus for it as the Apostles did: “Increase our faith!” (Lk 17:5).