GOD OF MERCY AND COMPASSION
The readings have it: “This is a God of mercy and compassion!”
From the Book of Exodus, the Lord passed Moses and proclaimed, “The Lord, a God of tenderness and compassion, slow to anger, and rich in kindness and faithfulness.”
The gospel multiplies this fact: “For God so loved world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but may have eternal life.”
Let us be immersed constantly in the sea of God’s love.
First, God the Father is merciful
He led the people out of Egypt and called Israel “his son.” When was the last time we felt this overwhelming love of God that we don’t need to ask for anything because we are always provided for?
Second, God the Son is merciful
We are sinful human beings, yet Jesus didn’t condemn the world; instead, the world be saved through him?” When was the last time we deserved just punishment, but we experienced Jesus filling us the grace of himself?
Third, God the Holy Spirit is merciful
When was the last time we were enveloped with the sea of God’s love that we chose correctly against the world; we also chose to live among the poor and assisted them in their needs?
It’s true, by being immersed in the sea of God’s love, we become love incarnated as well.