Clare’s First Communion

     Clare’s First Communion is today!  And what a day to have one’s First Communion.  Today is Divine Mercy Sunday–the day we Catholics celebrate God’s signature attribute, the quality about God that surpasses all the others: mercy.  God loves us without reserve, despite our failings and imperfections, lavishing us with His affection, His compassion, His enthusiasm about how special we are to Him.  Then, He calls us to be this way to others.
    That combination–God’s mercy toward us, and our call to be merciful toward others–is, to me, the heart of what it means to be a Christian.
     What a day to be enter into a deeper relationship with God!