A Penitent Blogger

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

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Monday, February 18, 2008

The measure of mercy

Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful....

For the measure with which you measure
will in return be measured out to you.

Thus says our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in today’s Gospel (Luke 6:36-38)

To be sure, we must be clear about the truth, including about what is right and what is wrong, and we must be prudent when it comes to protection against evil.

But, sinners that we are, we desperately need to be generous in the mercy we show others, so that we ourselves may share in the richness of the mercy of God.