This Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday, and this Gospel from Luke describes the time when Simon, the Pharisee, invited Jesus to his home for dinner. When they began to dine, a woman with a bad reputation entered the home and bathed Jesus’ feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. In these gestures, she was showing Jesus great love.
Simon was angry about the presence of the woman, but Jesus corrected Simon saying that he had not shown such love to him. Jesus then told the woman that her faith had saved her and sent her off with His gift of peace.
In honor of Divine Mercy Sunday, Fr. Michael Sparough reads the homily given by Pope Francis declaring this year as “A Holy Year of Mercy.”
Fr. Michael shares his own personal difficulties of living with a pure and merciful heart. This is the challenge for all of us. Are we judgmental, or do we have a heart like Jesus, filled with mercy?
Just click on the arrow to hear this inspiring homily:
God Bless You All!