NIES: This is Divine Mercy


How could we begin to imagine the endless depths of God’s mercy?

Consider the following theoretical discussion:

A 30th time, Jesus asked him, “Judas, son of Simon, do you love Me?”

“Rabbi!” the man shouted. “You know all things! You know that I love you!”

“Get up,” He told him. “Do not persist in your despair but believe!”

“I have done what is evil,” the man replied. “Against You alone have I sinned. My sin is always before me.”

Jesus asked him, “Judas, son of Simon, do you believe in the Son of Man?”

He answered, “You have searched me, Lord, and You know me! You know that I believe!”

Jesus showed him His hands and His side and asked, “Judas, son of Simon, do you believe that I can forgive you?”

Judas fell prostrate, saying, “If You wish, You can make me clean. Even now, I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.”

“I do wish it,” Jesus said. “Your sins are forgiven. I will give you a new heart. A new spirit I will put within you. I, the Lord, have spoken: I will do it.”

Judas fell to the ground again and called out, “My Lord and My God! Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David!”

Jesus said to him, “Stand up and go, and do not sin any more. And know that I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

All things are possible with God.

This is Divine Mercy.