Mercy is a disposition of the Heart of God. When we reveal the love of the Heart of God, we are instruments of mercy. And closeness to the Heart of God draws us close to those for whom God has a special love – the forgotten and excluded. – when have you experienced God’s mercy? – in what ways might you act as an instrument of mercy? – who are the forgotten and the excluded in your local community?
Mercy is a quality or disposition of the Heart of God. Recognizing this quality encourages us to trust in God’s goodness, and this calls forth God’s mercy on us. – how have you experienced mercy as a quality of the Heart of God during the Year of Mercy just ended? – why might enthusiasm or zeal call forth a merciful response? – do you find it easy to trust in God’s mercy, or are you more often troubled by feelings of unworthiness?