In case you hadn’t noticed, we’ve just had a Year of Mercy! It ends pretty soon, on November 20th. Maybe, like me, you start out on these extraordinary years full of interest and hope and enthusiasm, and get to the end a little worn out with the repetition of it and ready to find the next new thing. But wait! Before we dive into Advent, let’s try to pause and reflect on the year that has just passed.
All around me people are saying that 2016 was one of the worst years they’ve ever had and they want to be done with it. “Maybe we can just put 2016 in rice?!”, one meme read online. I get it. 2016 has been a year of upheaval for the world. Where has the mercy been?
Sometimes, it is only when we look into our own lives and truly reflect that we can see any changes throughout a year. They may be tiny shoots or little roots bedding down, but they are a start.
So this article is an invitation to reflect on your own Year of Mercy. Maybe it has not seemed very extraordinary to you. Maybe nothing particularly special has happened. But I refuse to believe that the Lord does not work in our lives just because we don’t notice Him!
Here are a 3 short thoughts to help you ponder on your Year of Mercy. The quotations are taken from Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy Prayer
Pope Francis is encouraging us to show God’s mercy to others, but who can receive God’s mercy? Who is eligible to attain this great gift?
This video reminds us that this work of mercy not only is important for those in prison, but that it is most challenging to us because of our attitudes.
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A look at the does and dont’s when helping the poor. What does it mean to shelter the homeless? How do we live out this Corporal Work of Mercy?
Can cleaning your closet be an act of mercy? Genevieve continues her quest to live out the works of mercy during the year of mercy. 8 tips in today’s post!
Many people give a canned good or donation, but how do you turn feeding the hungry into more than just being a nice person? How can it be an act of mercy?
Join Genevieve as she shares her experiences living out the Year of Mercy by doing Works of Mercy. Today she shows us how to give drink to the thirsty.
Learn from Genevieve as she lives out the Year of Mercy. In today’s post, she shows us how to Visit the Sick. You can find many practical ways to live it.
Pope Francis has released his first book since becoming Pope. We highlight 6 key points from “The Name of God is Mercy”. It’s a must read!
Have you given any thought to The Year of Mercy Logo and the meaning behind it? It’s more than just an image. The meaning conveyed is important to our faith.
Today we begin the Jubilee of Mercy which is an Extraordinary Holy Year that officially commences today on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception with the opening of the Holy Door in St. Peter’s Basilica. Today’s video will give you a good idea about what the Jubilee is all about and how to live it.
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