Monday, November 6, 2017

His Word Today: Mercy

Good morning everyone,

Have you ever had a day when everything seems to go wrong?  Perhaps you know what it's like to be challenged by a child who you dearly love, but whose actions just seem to irk you.

I wonder whether God looks at us sometimes in that way.  In the first reading for today's liturgy, Saint Paul says: Just as you once disobeyed God but have now received mercy, ... by virtue of the mercy shown to you (others) too may receive mercy (Rom 11:30-31).

A wise priest once told me that the only way we can continue believing that it is possible for us to do God's work is to remember that we too are sinners, but that every time we turn away from God, he is always waiting for us and willing to forgive us .. every time.  If we have received mercy from God, should we not be willing to share mercy with those we meet.

Have a great day.

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