I have been thinking and praying about Mercy a lot lately. I began the Novena of Divine Mercy on Good Friday and attended the Divine Mercy celebration at Church yesterday.
For the novena we were asked to come to the church at 3pm to pray the novena prayers and pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy in Community. Some days it felt like such a hardship to have to get in my car and drive to church. Yet, I was always happy that I had made the trip when I got there. Driving to church a hardship? I am sure that Our Lord thought it was a hardship when His Father asked Him to die on a Cross for US!
But what is Mercy? The dictionary tells us that Mercy is:
The above video is one that I saw on Facebook. It reminded me that Jesus is there all day, every day. He is there ready to help me when I am afraid, when I am lonely, when I am celebrating. He is there when I need His Mercy.
Pope Francis has declared that we will celebrate a Year of Divine Mercy starting in December 2015. Please pray that we are as merciful to others as He is to us.
Standing here sinful and sorrowful,
asking for you to be merciful to me.
Help me to be humble.
Help me to not judge others.
Help me to see them with Your Merciful Heart.