Strong and Steadfast

God’s mercy is always there to pick is up and dust us off. God pours his self-emptying love into unlimited acts of mercy wherein He eagerly shares in our sufferings. God’s mercy heals and renews us, gives us new life. God’s mercy is strong and steadfast in its embrace of sinners, absorbing our suffering and helping us the weight of our misdeeds.

Without God’s mercy I would quickly wither and die. And if I do not share God’s mercy with those around me, with all those in need of mercy and forgiveness, then I am guilty of hoarding the transforming power of mercy for myself. Divine mercy must flow through one human toward other humans. The more of God’s merciful love we receive, the more compelled we are to extend an offering of mercy to others.

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