Thought of the Day March 20, 2018 Instrument of mercy

By 10:48 AM

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” In saying this, Jesus invites us to embrace a life of mercy, reflecting the Father’s mercy to us. We are reminded of the words of Pope Francis. Having received mercy in abundance, we are called to show similar mercy to others. He said that we are “to be a sign and an instrument of the Father’s mercy” (Homily at First Vespers of Divine Mercy Sunday, 11 April 2015). We deserve justice for our sins, but “God, rich in mercy,” gives what we do not deserve, his loving mercy. The other person who hurts us needs to be treated, not with justice—an eye for an eye—,but with the same mercy as we have received. Then we will show that we are sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father.

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