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CAC BAI DOC GIA GOI TOI # 354= MERCY IS GIFT PDF Print E-mail

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead..."​

1 Peter 1:3
Dear Deacon Nguyen,

Mercy is a gift from heaven.
The character Portia illustrates this when she defends Antonio against the heartless Shylock in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice: "The quality of mercy is not strained. It dropped as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath."

On this Feast of Divine Mercy, I am reminded of how Saint Faustina was a secretary to God's mercy. She journaled her revelations from our Lord in her Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul (Marian Press, 3rd edition), writing: "I desire that priests proclaim this great mercy of Mine towards souls of sinners. Let the sinner not be afraid to approach me. The flames of mercy are burning me—clamoring to be spent; I want to pour them out upon these souls."

God's love is revealed through His merciful acts: in the way He forgives our sins; heals our bodies and souls; feeds our hunger; and metes out justice. But His greatest act of mercy is the gift of His Son, the One who gives us a new beginning based on His salvation, a second birth.

Prayer for Divine Mercy Sunday​

God of mercy, our God who is mercy, dear God who showers us always with mercy, today we are reminded of our being gifted always with Your presence in so many ways. Our human condition shows us each day that we experience a variety of emotional and spiritual states, and for each You have a special presence for us. We are not always in tune with Your showers of gifts and for this we ask Your patient loving kindness to enable us to grow in our dedication to praying always.

Amen.

~ Father John P. Martin, M.M.
Dinh, the living hope that St. Peter speaks of is your inheritance; it is imperishable and indestructible. It awaits you in the heavenly realm and is protected by our all-powerful God. When we're buckling under the weight of iniquity, when we're struggling in persecution or famine, when we're too tired to go on, we can cling to that promise. For "Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy." (1 Peter 2:10)

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Father Raymond J. Finch, M.M.

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