In the year 2000, St. Pope John Paul II declared that the Second Sunday of Easter would be dedicated to the Divine Mercy. A year after the canonization of St. Faustina and the dedication of the Second Sunday of Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday, St. Pope John Paul II preached, “Jesus said to Sr. Faustina one day: ‘Humanity will never find peace until it turns with trust to Divine Mercy’. Divine Mercy! This is the Easter gift that the Church receives from the risen Christ and offers to humanity at the dawn of the third millennium.” (St. Pope John Paul II, April 22, 2001) It can definitely seem strange, and at first glance it would, to look at Easter time and again look towards our sinfulness. However, Divine Mercy is about turning towards Jesus and trusting in the Divine Mercy which is poured forth from Jesus upon us who turn towards Him. Many say the Divine Mercy Chaplet, it is a quick set of prayers, praying for us and the whole world and ultimately for the conversion of all.
For now, we continue our walk with the Lord.