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Uniting God's Mercy with Human Mercy

Jesus' attitude toward people was nothing less than forgiving, healing, and merciful.  His compassionate stance with others always advised reconciling with His Father and other people.  How does this translate to our ability to forgive?    For me, I am grateful.  Christ, who brought me out of the chaos of sin and slavery, redeemed me and the whole world.  This is a gift.  I've learned that the sacrament of confession breaks the bond of sinful slavery and releases my soul to be in union with Christ and His Church.  In this act, I am compelled to partake in the experience of forgiveness by God through Jesus Christ.  Therefore the mercy that Jesus shows other people brings God’s mercy to me.   But God's mercy is for everyone! After this experience, what are we to do?  Liberated from the bonds of our own sin, we should express this freedom to others. This expression can be viewed as a charity through our own  words and deeds. The works of mercy in Catholicism are acts of ch