Thursday 23rd June: Communicating God’s love and mercy

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2 Kings: 24:8:17; Psalm 78 1.5 8.9; Matthew 7.21:29.

Jesus presents to us in the Gospel today that it is not those who say, ‘Lord, Lord’ who will enter the Kingdom of Heaven but ‘the person who does the will of God’.

mercylogoJesus is inviting us today to internalise the word of God and live it out in our lives. God wants us to worship him in spirit and truth not lip service. We make our whole life an expression of the Gospel by taking the word of God and making it our own.  Doing the will of God is to share God’s love with a forgiving heart and be in solidarity with the less privileged. Everything we receive from God needs to be shared.

Equality is of the essence of love and comes from God. We are made by a God Who is the perfection of love in equality. No human-being can live without being cherished by someone. When we respect each other, the love we have for each other becomes real. Love is an experience, not an information.

The Church is called to practice mercy as the distinctive trait of all that she is and does. What we say and how we say it, our every word and gesture, ought to express God’s compassion, tenderness and forgiveness for all: love by its nature, is communication: it leads to openness and sharing. If our hearts and actions are inspired by charity, by divine love, then our communication will be touched, by God’s power, with mercy.

 

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