Resurrected by Mercy: The Peace of the Risen Jesus
A reflection for the Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday
The season of Easter continues for seven weeks, marking the fifty days between Jesus’ resurrection from the dead and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Easter lasts even longer than Lent!
The Gospel for this Sunday, the Second Sunday of Easter, is an account that spans eight days. It begins on the evening of the day of the resurrection. Three days after they abandoned Jesus on His way to the Cross, the apostles are in hiding, locked in the Upper Room for fear of the Jews. Jesus comes to