My brothers and sisters in Christ,
We continue in this Easter season in this time of the coronavirus pandemic.
As I said, just before today is Divine Mercy Sunday. And I know that it is a little difficult to celebrate “divine mercy” in a time when there is so much sorrow and grief, when so many of our neighbors and loved ones are forced to carry such terrible burdens.
All of our Scriptures today, these are beautiful readings of hope and joy. Obviously the readings sound very different as we just heard them proclaimed — they sound different to us in an empty church, carried to us over the radio, television, and internet.