Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Mystery of Mercy


I have recently finished Pope Francis' interview that became a book "The name of God is Mercy". It has really helped me grown in my appreciation and respect for the Holy Father, and I regret myself allowing my opinion of him to be negatively influenced by blogs and uncharitable comments by certain traditionalists.

At the end of the book, the appendix is the Bull for the Holy Year of Mercy "Misericordiae Vultus". There are two beautiful quotes I would like to share with you for your own personal meditation on mercy and the Holy Trinity. 

We need constantly to contemplate the mystery of mercy . It is a wellspring of joy, serenity, and peace. Our salvation depends on it. Mercy: the word reveals the very mystery of the Most Holy Trinity. Mercy: the ultimate act and supreme act by which God comes to meet us. Mercy: the fundamental law that dwells in the heart of every person who looks sincerely into the eyes of his brothers and sisters on the path of life. Mercy: the bridge that connects God and man, opening our hearts to the hope of being loved forced despite our sinfulness 


From the heart of the Trinity, from the depths of the mystery of God, the great river of mercy wells up and overflows unceasingly. It is a spring that will never run dry, no matter how many people draw from it. Every time someone is in need, he or she can approach it, because the mercy of God never ends. The profundity of the mystery surrounding it is as inexhaustible as the riches which springs up from it. 

Wow what amazing words! Trinitarian mysticism at its best! I don't think Jan van Rosbroek could have said it any better himself! 

Let us pray to the Most Holy Trinity, One God, to wash us in the mystery of mercy, immerse us in divine love, and have mercy on us all so that we may shine the light of Jesus to the world, showing His glorious face - the face of mercy. 


No comments:

Post a Comment