Divine Mercy Sunday

Readings for April 27, 2014 — Second Sunday of Easter

Acts 2:42-27; Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15 22-24; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31

Suggested Reflection Questions:

  • The first reading from Acts shows the blessings that come from community. How can we model ourselves after the disciples in this scripture? How do we show kindness and generosity to our neighbors and in our own communities? Do you take time to thank God for all the important people in your life?

  • This gift of divine mercy was given to us so that we may all share in eternal life. God’s mercy is beyond our comprehension. But God shows us how great his mercy is in many ways, including Jesus’ death and resurrection. How do you experience God’s mercy? How do you show mercy to others?

  • In the Gospel, the disciples rejoice for Jesus’ return. Jesus walks through locked doors and offers the gift of peace to his disciples. “Peace be with you,” he says not once, but three times. There is great reason for joy this Easter season. What reasons do you have to be filled with joy? How can we make that joy radiate throughout our lives?