Saturday in the Second Week of Easter
Christ is risen, who made all things; he has shown mercy on all people. (Gospel Antiphon)
Risen Lord, it can feel presumptuous to exult in Your mercy. Our fear is that we might take Your generosity for granted and just expect You will always be here to clean up our messes. You are willing to take that risk, with confidence that Your mercy to us is far more powerful than our presumptions. You seek our future as You heal us in the present.
With the Psalmist I pray, "Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you." (Psalm 33:22)