Today more than ever before is the time for remembrance of God’s Merciful Love. In his year of Mercy let us recall to mind the lengths to which God has gone trying to bring us to peace and wholeness.
Even as the world in general and our country in particular try frantically to lose themselves in neo-paganism, God will not give up on us, but counters our blindness with very perceptible disasters. As the Prophet said so long ago “I will begin to visit disaster upon you because of your sins.”
In His Mercy, not wanting us to be lost to Him forever, God allows us to experience hardships so that we may realize how much we need His loving support and aid. “O Israel, will you not hear Me…Return to Me and live.”
When the Prodigal Son came to his senses and started home to his Father, he was hoping just to be given food and lodging among his Father’s hired hands. How amazed he must have been to see his Father running out to meet him, not flinging thunderbolts of recrimination but with arms opened wide in fullness of love and forgiveness!
We do not have to comprehend God’s Mercy, all we have to do is to accept it and “Proclaim the marvelous works of Him who has called us out of darkness into His own wonderful light!” (I Peter 2:9)