The theme of the Jubilee year as pronounced by Pope Francis was Mercy.
To appreciate the theme, one needs to think through the reason why God Almighty, The Omnipotent will send His only Begotten Son to the land of man – The earth. He surely ha looked at man and felt merciful to the extent of sending the Ultimate help to man to save him/her from damnation which he truly deserves.
Looking around us today, we see that man enjoys all that could bring him to damnation. An unfaithful spouse, a deceitful friend, an unappreciative child, a difficult parent and so on and so forth.
But God says “Mercy!” Mercy is that which will make one to pray for that who is faltering. A sincere prayer that God should come to the aid of that person, readiness to hold on, and bearing with that person’s inadequacies will inform how we react when the person is at his or her folly.
We become hopeful. We are no more listening to the other views prompting us not to allow peace. We then put away our pride, and show more confidence in our being in control of the situation. Then we start handling the situations more maturely. We are no longer thinking of our self but of God winning the battle of life once again.
I know God been ever faithful will bounce in, take up the battle and make us victorious. Our seemingly hopeless relative, friend or situation will turn out remorseful and become what we have been praying for.
Put pride away, think mercy, show mercy and our families, our world would become more peaceful and all we have lost will be restored. Be a winner in Christ.
The theme of the Jubilee year as pronounced by Pope Francis was Mercy. To appreciate the theme, one needs to think through the reason why God Almighty, The Omnipotent will send His only Begotten Son to the land of man – The earth.
Catholic tradition sets aside the 40 days prior to Easter as a period of prayer, penance, and repentance. I typically head into Lent like most Catholics do, having chosen a couple of sacrifices that will fulfil my obligations and remind me of the reason for the season. This year I chose to do something different.
Most of us youth in today's fast moving world are easily thrown off by difficulties and worries. Some of us use it as an excuse to turn their backs on God and stay away from the Church. They often wonder why they should have to go through all what they are experiencing if God truly loves and cares for them.
St. Joseph »
Feast Day: March 19, May 1
Patron Saint Of: Universal Church
Everything we know about the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus comes from Scripture and that has seemed too little for those who made up legends about him.
Steve Ray "Are You Born Again? A Catholic Response"»
Steve Ray speaks about "Are You Born Again? A Catholic Response" at the Defending the Faith Conference in Steubenville, Ohio.
Pope Francis in the United Arab Emirates»
A look at Pope Francis' remarks during an interreligious gathering in Abu Dhabi.