Thought of the Day April 20, 2022 God is rich in mercy

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"But God, who is rich in mercy, because of the great love he had for us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, brought us to life with Christ (by grace you have been saved), raised us up with him, and seated us with him in the heavens in Christ Jesus that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus." (Ephesians 2:4-7)
This coming Sunday we will celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday.  Paul tells us that "God is rich in mercy, because of the great love he had for  us." That mercy began in the Garden of Eden. Knowing the misery sin caused Adam and Eve and knowing that he created humans to be with him in eternal glory, he expressed his mercy in these words: "I will put enmity between  you (Evil One) and the woman (Mary), and between your seed (sinners) and her seed (Christ the sinless one). He (Christ) shall bruise your head (break the stronghold of the Evil One) and you (Evil One) shall bruise his heel (the death of Jesus on the cross)." (Gen. 3:15)
God loved us so much that he did not want us to be alienated from him eternally. So he initiated the plan of salvation to be carried out in time by his own Divine Son, who would become man to offer the perfect sacrifice of atonement and reconciliation. God is rich in mercy.

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