"Yes, I believe that this is a time for mercy. The Church is showing her maternal side, her motherly face, to a humanity that is wounded. She does not wait for the wounded to knock on her doors, she looks for them on the streets, she gathers them in, she embraces them, she takes care of them, she makes them feel loved. (Pope Francis, The Name of God is Mercy)
During the Holy Year of Mercy, Pope Francis encouraged faith communities to open their doors so that all pilgrims might find welcome and experience God’s mercy and compassion. But it is also necessary for people of faith to be ministers of mercy in the world—to go out into the streets to share the mercy of God with those on the margins of life. Today we will explore in both practical and prophetic ways how to live God’s tender mercy in our everyday lives.
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Father Joseph Nassal, CPPS, is the author of eight books including, The Conspiracy of Compassion, Rest Stops for the Soul, Premeditated Mercy, and Moments of Truth (all Ave Maria Press). A Missionary of the Precious Blood, he has been engaged in retreat, renewal and reconciliation ministry since 1988. In 2002, he was part of the team to establish the Precious Blood Center for Reconciliation on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. Ordained in 1982, Fr. Joe has also served in parish and justice and peace ministry and in formation, vocation, and leadership for his congregation. He presently serves as Provincial of the Kansas City Province and lives in Liberty, Missouri.