As the Year of Mercy draws to a close let us remember the motto, “to be merciful like the Father.” Pope Francis began this extraordinary year on December 8th and it will be brought to conclusion on November 20th. During this time Pope Francis encouraged all to practice the virtue of mercy in everything they say and do. This year many people have tried to practice the virtue of mercy in many different ways. Let us continue to embrace this call in the days ahead as our country experiences this time of transition. The greatest gift we can giver one another is to show mercy to all those we meet. Let our words be those of kindness and compassion these days as we have experienced the polar opposite. May peace reign in our hearts, our homes and our universe.
Pat Schifini, OSU