Happy Easter, everyone!
This week’s lesson is on Divine Mercy Sunday, a fairly new celebration established by Pope John Paul II in 2000. The heart of all is a series of visions given to a young Polish nun less than 100 years ago. As Jesus was teaching her about the amazing depths of His mercy, he instructed Sr. Faustina to keep a diary so the teachings could be shared.
In this Family Formation version of the message, we’ve boiled it down to a couple of mnemonic devices that will make it easy for your family to remember and picture God’s boundless mercy.
First of all, the ABC’s of Mercy:
- Ask for His mercy.
- Be merciful to others.
- Complete trust
And second, because God’s mercy is a feast of graces … the richest food … a whopper of a deal … (do you see where we’re going with this?)
The Big Mercy Burger is a silly analogy with a serious message. As you work your way through all the meditations on the burger toppings*, your kids will get a fuller picture of the richness of God’s mercy and how they can better participate in it.
You should also have a CD of people actually praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and a helpful pamphlet explaining it. Try it at least once this week: not only will your kids have their memory assignment nailed, but your family will be better prepared for Sunday’s beautiful celebration!