Uniting With God's Mercy
Mercy is closely related to charity. Jesus' attitude toward people was nothing less than forgiving, healing, and merciful. His compassionate stance with others always encouraged reconciling with His Father and others. So how does this translate to my ability to forgive? Me, I'm grateful that Christ brought me out of the chaos of sin and slavery. I believe that the sacrament of confession breaks the bond of sinful slavery and releases my soul to be in union with Christ, His Father, and His Church. Experientially, I'm compelled to take part in forgiveness with the grace of God. In this, the mercy that Jesus showed other people brings God’s mercy to me. But God's mercy is for everyone! Forgiven. Now, what am I to do? Liberated from the bonds of sin, I express this freedom to others. This expression can be shared as an act of charity. The corporal works of mercy are acts of charity and compassion that should be done freely without expectations of recognition.