Dear Parishioners of Divine Savior and our Cherished Guests:

Today's Gospel calls us to reflect on what we believe about God's mercy and compassion.  At times, even some segments of the Gospel, at first glance, do not reflect accurately what Jesus revealed about the nature of God.  In fact, in this case, today's Responsorial Psalm offers a corrective.  We ponder the great mystery of God's pardoning all of our iniquities.  God crowns us with kindness and compassion.  God does not deal with us according to our sins but as the heavens are high above the earth so surpassing is God's kindness so that we believe, as Jesus revealed in His treatment of the big-time sinners of His day, that God puts our transgressions away forever. 

Fr. Roman Mueller, S.D.S.