Today, on Divine Mercy Sunday, the liturgy reminds us with the joy proper to the Easter season of Saint John’s words: “This is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith” (1 Jn 5:4).
In the thrilling mission of bringing the Gospel to all peoples, every environment, every person, all of us in the Church encounter, along with many joys, also many difficulties. We will remain happy and filled with hope if we live with faith in the divine Mercy. We cannot attain this faith by our own efforts; but, especially when we feel weak, we can ask Jesus for it like the apostles: “Increase our faith!” (Lk 17:5).
Rome, 8 April 2018