Speak Lord: Spring of mercy…


The Lord is compassion and love.

My soul, give thanks to the Lord
all my being, bless his holy name.
My soul, give thanks to the Lord
and never forget all his blessings.

It is he who forgives all your guilt,
who heals every one of your ills,
who redeems your life from the grave,
who crowns you with love and compassion.

The Lord is compassion and love,
slow to anger and rich in mercy.
He does not treat us according to our sins
nor repay us according to our faults.

As far as the east is from the west
so far does he remove our sins.
As a father has compassion on his sons,
the Lord has pity on those who fear him.

Psalm 102(103):1-4,8,10,12-13

The psalm above is that which we will sing at Mass on Sunday, tomorrow, the 7th SUnday in Ordinary Time.

It speaks of mercy. As we approach the season of Lent it is good to remember the mercy of God. (When is it not!?!)

Sometimes there is talk of ‘Catholic guilt’. Often Catholics, like other people, have things about which we ought to feel ashamed and guilty. However, the distinguishing quality of Catholics is that we know the remedy for our guilt and are speedy in our recourse to the healing love of God.

  • Was there some experience in the recent Year of Mercy that stood out for you, and that symbolises the reason for our hope?
  • For what else do you give thanks?

Sign at the door of Mercy, at Lourdes. (c) 2016, Allen Morris

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