The Implications of Divine Mercy

The wrath of God is a real thing, too terrible to imagine. Yet, the Christian view of God was never that of a fearsome and distant deity, waiting to punish; rather, Jesus bridged the gap between man and God, teaching us to call God "Our Father". A dad who loves us despite our imperfections and wants to be …

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When Pride Replaces Familial Love

I called my grandmother Mercy at the start of Holy Week. Her cheerful greeting was music to my ears; it had been too long since I'd heard her sound like her usual self. Her back pain had reduced and she'd been walking more frequently, she said. However, the hope that bloomed in me at her upbeat …

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Loving as God Loves – A Christian’s Challenge

I first began to understand what love meant at a children's mass in my hometown parish. Through the usual question & answer session, the twinkly-eyed elderly priest differentiated between 'like' and 'love'. Our negative reactions to some people could range from mild irritation to outright disgust; and so it was impossible for us to like absolutely everyone we …

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