Archive for 'Mercy'

A Special Day of Mercy

Luke 13: 10-17 Eph 4:32-–5:8/Ps 1:1-4,6 Shouldn’t this daughter of Abraham be set free from what binds her? (Luke 13:16) Of women, this all men must learn: In numbers they showed more concern To Jesus, bent by our sins’ weight, Was urged on by their steadfast faith. Jesus was teaching in a synagogue on a […]

Mercy Not Sacrifice

Matthew 9: 9-13 Amos 8:4-6,9-12 / Ps 119 Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. Go and learn the meaning of the words, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ (Matthew 9:12-13) Without love all acts of piety Are self-serving schemes in disguise; Not our sacrifice, but our mercy Can justify […]

Giving Witness

Luke 21: 12-19 Dn 5:1-6,13-14,16-17,23-28 / Dn 3 This will result in your giving testimony. (Luke 21:13) Pray for the grace of fortitude When we are called to testify, With a heart full of gratitude, Our Lord God let us glorify. “Before all this happens, however, they will seize and persecute you. They will hand […]

Breaking the Bread of Mercy

Matthew 14:13-21 Nm 11:4b-15 / Psa 81 . . . looking up to heaven, He said the blessing, and broke the loaves. Then He gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. (Matthew 14:19) When we are troubled and depressed, Let’s be more merciful instead, For in His turn God […]

Turning the Other Cheek

Matthew 5: 38-42 2 Cor 6:1-10 / Ps 98 If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. (Matthew 5:39) Revenge torments my soul and mind, True peace and joy how can I seek? Help me Lord in my heart to find Your grace to turn the other cheek. “You […]

Calling the Sinners

Mark 2:13-17 Heb 4:12-16 / Psa 19 It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners. (Mark 2:17) We sometimes give a false excuse When the occasion doesn’t suit us; Take heed, this call you can’t refuse, The invitation is from Jesus. […]