Divine Mercy Sunday. It began with the "Liturgy of Light" in the Atrium and ended in the darkness comforting crying children as I told them that our close friends lost their baby at 19wks today.
Light and darkness. Life and loss. Mercy and love. Despair and hope. The Crucifixion and the Resurrection. The Alpha and Omega. The beginning and the end.
Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion --- inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself. Amen.(Closing prayer of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy)