Thursday, February 25, 2016

Being Merciful

Lent is the time to demonstrate how our faith calls us to compassion and mercy.  We are called to be full of mercy and forgiveness.  Pope Francis has declared the special year of mercy this year and we are encouraged to practice it in all we do.  Mother Teresa once said, “Seeking the face of God in everything, everyone, all the time, and his hand in every happening; this is what it means to be contemplative in the heart of the world. Seeing and adoring the presence of Jesus, especially in the lowly appearance of bread, and in the distressing disguise of the poor” (In the Heart of the World).   I believe that this is what we are called to.  Our God is always there for us and is always willing to forgive.  We need to do the same.

Pat Schifini, OSU

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