Many of us are afraid of its power and at times we will run from its course, looking for higher ground or safe places. But for those who stand still, allowing themselves to be vulnerable to the love and mercy of God, it washes clean all the filth and dirt of sin and despair.
At the Last Supper, the apostles, by their own intimate association with Christ, became priests of the New Testament. They where sent into the world to create waves. But what type? Not social upheaval, cultural wars or political victories. The men who share in Christ’s priesthood, open up the floodgates of Divine Mercy which, generated from this Holy Mass, flow forth from the holy sanctuary of the heart of Christ to renew the whole world. May these waters never be allowed to become stagnant, to become breeding grounds for parasites or polluted by the carelessness of man. How will the tide-pools of God's mercy remain always fresh and life-giving?
Pray and encourage your sons and brothers to search for the Upper Room of the Last Supper. Pray also for your pastor and all the priests that serve the People of God that they will always faithfully channel the great reservoir of God's mercy, especially through the Holy Mass and the Sacrament of Confession.
The cleansing of the sins of the world began at the table of the Last Supper in the Upper Room with Christ at its head and his apostles gathered around Him. But before He laid down His life and offered us His most sacred Body and Blood, in unassuming humility, gentle kindness and unseen patience, He first laid aside His royal robe for a simple towel. On His hands and knees, He washed the feet of His disciples who would likewise wash the feet of every man, women and child in the mercy and love of God.