A great example of mercy is the parable of the prodigal son.
Now that the Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis has begun, it is good to meditate on this important virtue so that we can discover new and better ways to live it out in our daily lives. In this meditation we will consider:
How God is merciful to us
What the Scriptures say about mercy
The nature of mercy
Why it is so important that we live mercy ourselves
St John begins his description of the Last Supper and the Passion of Christ saying, “Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.” In this meditation we consider Christ’s love for us, shown by his institution of the Eucharist and the sacrament of Penance, and especially by his suffering and death on the Cross.
Lent for some is a season of sombre self-denial to which they do not look forward. In this meditation we consider how Lent can be a time of real renewal and spiritual joy, looking at various ways we can live the three aspects of prayer, fasting and almsgiving so as to derive the maximum benefit from this fruitful time.
After some time without posting anything new – life has been a bit busy! – I am finally able to post another meditation, on one of the most neglected treasures of the Church: the sacrament of Penance, or the sacrament of mercy. It has been recorded especially for people who will listen to it in their homes, or their car or some other means of transport. Just click on the link.