2018 APR 08 -Luke 15:7
‘Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. ‘ https://www.bible.com/bible/59/LUK.15.7
Today, a week after Easter the pews were a little lighter for Divine Mercy Sunday.
I think the most powerful thing I read came from From Divine Mercy in My Soul, the diary of Sister Maria Faustina.
Help me, O Lord, that my eyes may be merciful, so that I may never suspect or judge from appearances, but look for what is beautiful in my neighbors’ souls and come to their rescue.
Help me, O Lord, that my ears may be merciful, so that I may give heed to my neighbors’ needs and not be indifferent to their pains and moanings.
Help me, O Lord, that my tongue may be merciful, so that I should never speak negatively of my neighbor, but have a word of comfort and forgiveness for all.
Help me, O Lord, that my hands may be merciful and filled with good deeds, so that I may do only good to my neighbors and take upon myself the most difficult and toilsome tasks.
Help me, O Lord, that my feet may be merciful, so that I may hurry to assist my neighbor, overcoming my own fatigue and weariness….
Help me, O Lord, that my heart may be merciful, so that I myself may feel all the sufferings of my neighbor….
I think mercy is why the one sinner who repents is looked in favor over the ones that do not. Because our repentance means we have done wrong and that wrong means we need mercy. That mercy can help us understand others.
Thanks be to God from the DFW Metroplex,