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Posts Tagged ‘God’s mercy’


 

 

Lazarus Among Us

Who is the Lazarus among us?   Our newest saint, Mother Teresa, recognized him in alleys and gutters:   “The outcasts, those who are rejected, the unloved, prisoners, alcoholics, the dying, those who are alone and abandoned, the marginalized, the untouchables and lepers, those in doubt and confusion, those who have not been touched ...
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The Sign of God’s Mercy

The Holy Cross is a sign of God’s mercy. God in his mercy allowed his Son to die in order to heal the rift caused by original sin.   The significance of the Cross can be found not so much in “suffering” as in “obedience”—Christ’s willing and passionate surrender to his ...
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A Matter of Trust

So many events in life teach us not to trust. So often our trust has been betrayed in the political realm, in business dealings, and in personal relationships. So it’s no wonder that we might find it difficult to trust in God’s mercy.   But think about this: Humanity’s first sin was ...
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This Word Changes Everything

The Internet came on the scene back in 1995 or so. By 2000, it was becoming a household word, and business people adopted the mantra “The Internet changes everything.”   In the Church, we are halfway through our celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.   When the Holy Father proclaimed the jubilee ...
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He Delights in Us

From earliest times, our ancestors have recognized and been awestruck by God’s love for us and his mercy in creating and sustaining us. The Book of Proverbs revels in the idea that the creator “found delight in the human race" (Proverbs 8:31). And the Psalmist sings a song of wonder: ...
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The Sounds of Mercy

The prophet Elijah sought God in windstorm and earthquake and fire. But he heard God only as a “still, small voice” (1 Kings 19:12). In Psalm 46, we are advised to “Be still, and know that I am God.”   But after more than a week of prayer in the upper room, ...
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