From today’s Gospel: ‘Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful’. Our Lord told St Faustina, the Apostle of Divine Mercy, ‘In the Old Covenant I sent prophets wielding thunderbolts to My people. Today I am sending you with My mercy to the people of the whole world. I do not want to punish aching mankind, but I desire to heal it, pressing it to My Merciful Heart’.

As Our Lord enfolds us with His mercy, so we are invited to show mercy to all to whom He sends us. We pray: ‘Jesus, I trust in You’, as He taught St Faustina to pray, and may God bless you in this.