As we end the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, the grade school students of Royalmont Academy embrace Mercy as October’s Virtue of the Month.
I’d like to share with you some words of wisdom I heard from Fr. Carlos while on retreat at the Abbey of Gethsemani, near Bardstown, Kentucky.
Fr. Carlos asked me what were the similarities between the following three bible stories: The Prodigal Son, The Woman Caught in Adultery, and The Good Thief on the Cross. He then provided the following answers regarding similarities in the depth of mercy that is shown in each of the stories:
- No mention of the sin
- No demand for payment
- No punishment
- Total forgiveness and acceptance
Check out this YouTube link for a great song on this topic: https://youtu.be/bZH13wFGffg