It seems like the thing to do. Especially given the jubilee of mercy proclamation from Pope Frances at St. Peter’s this #EasterSaturday.
Some people don’t tweet. You’re probably better off, truth be told. Other people have an account and use it to follow sports and news and some friends and interesting tweeters. Some of you may have experienced it as an uncivil place. I’ve even recently heard Twitter described as a “cesspool.” Social media, as we well know, doesn’t always bring out the best in people.
But it can.
During Lent, tweeting #StationsoftheCross became a little bit of a thing. I certainly was heartened to see some of the #GoodFriday and #Easter tweets – many of them were truly pointing to Christ.
The Sunday after Easter is Divine Mercy Sunday and as Pope Francis has now officially put into motion the jubilee year set to begin in December dedicated to mercy, how about tweeting about #DivineMercy on Divine Mercy Sunday? Tweet your favorite quote about mercy. Tweet something of St. Faustina. Tweet something about John Paul II on mercy. Tweet something about the peace and joy you’ve found in forgiving or being forgiven, in the Sacrament of Confession?
I’ll post some links and things early tomorrow, too, in case it is helpful … feel free to be inspired to tweet #DivineMercy.
People tell me that a #homilytweet or #MorningPrayer or other spiritual tweet or link or interview has been a help on the road to holiness Christians are called to be on together. Do a little something to sanctify Twitter this Sunday. (And any day! But as some of Twitter is all about presidential elections on #DivineMercy Sunday, let’s point to the message people so urgently need to hear.)
— MJ Duran (@maryjduran) April 11, 2015
This Sacred Heart image comes from the cathedral in Lourdes, via Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P. I talked with him about Tweeting the Gospel a while ago here on National Review.
Tweet #DivineMercy anytime on Divine Mercy Sunday. But maybe I’ll see you at 3:00 EST time on Twitter?
UPDATE: Some links.