‘God who is rich in mercy’ is revealed to us through Jesus Christ who said of himself ‘I am the way the truth and the life.’
Across the centuries many people have walked his ‘way’ and great humanitarian and altruistic movements have been born: movements for reform and the betterment of people fired by compassionate, courageous men and women. Such a woman was Catherine McAuley.
A letter to Sr. Mary Gonzaga O Brien in 1879
Deep within us we experience our need for mercy and the call to be merciful. Let us ponder deeply on this word mercy.