A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Walking in mercy

In today’s first reading (Acts 5:12-16), Saint Peter is seen as having miraculous healing power even for people he simply passes on the street.

Few of us perhaps may be blessed with such a powerful charism of the Holy Spirit, but all of us can be instruments of God’s mercy, in the measure God gives to us, as we walk through our day.

Today and throughout this week, wherever we may walk – in the store, in the mall, at work, at school, on the beach, in the park, down the street – may we be aware of ourselves as instruments of God’s mercy: lifting up passers-by in prayer, looking for opportunities to share a smile of kindness, an act of mercy, or a word of faith.

Like the disciples in today’s Gospel (John 20:19-31), may we feel the breath of Christ and the Holy Spirit upon us so that we may be better able to share the mercy of the Father with everyone we meet as we walk.