Tag: Mercy

To Forgive is Divine

We have often heard the saying, “to err is human and to forgive divine.”  We need God to give us the grace to forgive ourselves and those who have hurt us, and to forgive God when our lives don’t turn out the way we believe they should. ...

Mercy and Family Healing

Don’t give up!  Don’t give up!  Don’t give up! Don’t give up on your family. God’s love and mercy are bigger than your family challenges! No matter what your situation is with your family, whatever the circumstances, God is greater than your...

My Witness During Covid

I purposely opted to name this experience as witness and not as a simple experience because what I am going to say has clearly been the work of God’s power! And certainly not mine, a sinner! I still remember the chapter meeting we had, as Capuchin...

Transformed by God’s Mercy

When it feels as if the sky is falling in and the end is near; when we are close to giving up, then, most of all, we must more ardently seek the love of Christ and cling to His mercy. If understanding in our hearts that unconditional love is...

The Saints and the Corporal Works of Mercy

The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes the works of mercy as “charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbor in his spiritual and bodily necessities.” (2447) The spiritual works of mercy relate to the needs of the soul, and...

Jesus Wants to Be With Us

A famous plastic surgeon, Dr. Maxwell Maltz, wrote a book describing some of his experiences, including his encounter with a couple we’ll call Leo and Ramona. Leo’s story was a tragic one. His parents had just died in a house fire; Leo had tried to...

Living the Mercy of Christ

When it feels as if the sky is falling in and the end is near; when we are close to giving up, then, most of all, we must ask for and cling to God’s mercy. If understanding in our hearts that unconditional love is difficult without God’s...

The Mercy of God

Many years ago a social worker was assigned to visit and, if possible, assist various families who lived in a poor area of a city. Some of these persons were down-on-their luck, and were struggling financially through no fault of their own; others...