“This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.”
The Transfiguration, Identity, and Divine Mercy
"Brothers and sisters, do not be afraid to welcome Christ and accept his power. Help the Pope and all those who wish to serve Christ and with Christ's power to serve the human person and the whole of mankind. Do not be afraid. Open wide the doors for Christ. To his saving power open the boundaries of States, economic and political systems, the vast fields of culture, civilization and development. Do not be afraid. Christ knows "what is in man". He alone knows it." (Pope St. John Paul II — Oct. 22, 1978)
"Be not afraid." Pope St. John Paul II began his papacy with this message, and it echoed throughout his 26 years as Pope. We have nothing to fear if we understand our identity as sons and daughters of a loving Father. This love is REAL! It is not enough to know it intellectually, or notionally, but we must know it in our hearts.
For more about God's merciful love, and how to go from head to heart, listen to my homily from this weekend below. Before you do, spend a few minutes in prayer with the image of Divine Mercy. Trust me, it is relevant to my homily.