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Just as he is merciful, so we are called to be merciful to each other.

By on February 24, 2020

Mercy is a key word that indicates God’s action towards us.  He does not limit himself merely to affirming his love, but makes it visible and tangible.  Love, after all, can never be just an abstraction.  By its very nature, it indicates something concrete; intentions. Attitudes, and behaviors that…


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Beliefs Faith Forgiveness Jesus Mercy

Jesus spoke to all without distinction

By on February 22, 2020

He spoke to all without distinction: the great and the lowly, the rich young man and the poor widow, the powerful and the week; he brought God’s mercy and forgiveness; he healed, he comforted, he understood; he gave hope; he brought to all the presence of God who cares…


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Compassion Jesus Mercy

Proof of God’s Love

By on February 21, 2020

Merciful like the Father.  In mercy, we find proof of how God loves us.  He gives his entire self, always, freely, asking nothing in return.

Pilgrimage represents the journey each of us makes in this life.  Life itself is a pilgrimage, and the human being is a viator, a pilgrim…


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Compassion Mercy

Those closest to the edge have the most to teach us.

By on February 18, 2020

“We look to Christ, who reveals to us the face of God, the father of mercies. To look to Christ is to look to the poor. To reach out to the poor is to reach out and touch the flesh of Christ. From those “on the edges” we have…


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Forgiveness Judgement Mercy Prayer Sin

How can I be a good confessor?

By on February 17, 2020

How can I be a good confessor?
A priest needs to think of his own sins, to listen with tenderness, to pray to the Lord for a heart as merciful as his, and not to cast the first stone because he, too, is a sinner who needs to be forgiven….


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Mercy

The medicine of mercy

By on February 14, 2020

The Bride of Christ prefers to use the medicine of mercy rather than arm herself with the weapons of rigor.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy


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Acceptance Holy Spirit Judgement Mercy Sin

When a person begins to recognize the sickness in their soul

By on February 14, 2020

Without ever caving in to the temptation of feeling that we are just or perfect. The more conscious we are of our wretchedness and our sins, the more we experience the love and infinite mercy of God among us, and the more capable we are of looking upon the…


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Grace Jesus Mercy Sin

The grace of Jesus Christ

By on February 13, 2020

“If we—all of us—accept the grace of Jesus Christ, he changes our heart and from sinners makes us saints. To become holy we do not need to turn our eyes away and look somewhere else, or have as it were the face on a holy card! No, no, that…


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Beliefs Mercy Sin

God’s way of reaching out to the sinner

By on February 11, 2020

Mercy is not opposed to justice but rather expresses God’s way of reaching out to the sinner, offering him a new chance to look at himself, convert, and believe.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy


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Healing Mercy Sin

Putting our credibility as Christians on the line

By on February 7, 2020

Reach out, know how to listen, advise them, and teach them through our own experience. By welcoming a marginalized person whose body is wounded and by welcoming the sinner whose soul is wounded, we put our credibility as Christians on the line.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is…

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