Thursday 3rd week of Lent
“Where does our mercy come from?” asked the Pope. Mercy is not one of many realities, “There is no Christianity without mercy. If all our Christianity does not lead us to mercy, we are on the wrong path, because mercy is the only true goal of every spiritual journey. It is one of the most beautiful fruits of charity.”
Pope Francis reminded the faithful following his catechesis that “God's mercy is our liberation and our happiness”, emphasising, “it is the air that we must breathe”.
We are always prone to judgements in our human nature, easily seeing and proclaiming the faults of others, but not so much our own. Quick to anger and slow in mercy is the human way not God's way.
Perhaps we can use our isolation to make a Lenten reflection on Psalm 103:8, one of many verses that show us the right way, God's way:
'Merciful and gracious is the LORD, slow to anger, abounding in mercy.'
The Season of Lent is a special time for us to slow down, look inward and make the necessary changes to truly become an Easter people.