Reflections of God's Goodness
God’s merciful love is really beyond our comprehension; that is why we look to Jesus who embodied God’s mercy day in and day out. He offered compassion to all who approached Him and it is in Him that we experience this merciful love.
Jesus understood the human need for healing and mercy. To those who questioned Him, He reminded,
Those who are well
do not need a physician,
but the sick do.
And so, crowds followed Him and scripture tells us:
when He saw the widow of Nain whose only son had died and then Jesus called the dead boy and woke him as from a sleep.
God’s mercy raises us up from the troubles of our lives, and gives us the grace to get up and start over again and again. Then God invites us to become channels of grace to the world—to grow in loving God and those God loves, to reach out to our neighbors, family and friends with compassion and love.
In this month when we typically remember the Sacred Heart of Jesus, look to Him—draw on the mercy in Christ’s heart to extend it to whomever you find in need of life-giving love.
Who in your life is in need of a healing touch…a healing word…or a healing presence? How can you, like Jesus, express the merciful love of God? This month choose one person and act in whatever ways you can to offer compassion, healing and mercy in the name of God.
May the presence of the Sacred Heart of Jesus bring life to you and the people around you every day, as you turn to Him to receive mercy.
Blessings and peace,
Sister Mary Ann Barnhorn
Director of Development
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted.