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Mercy Word of the Week

Date:07/25/2016

The Mercy Word of the Week

As we progress through the Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis, University Ministry offers our community a "Mercy Word of the Week" to help us focus on the themes of mercy that are already so closely aligned to our mission and heritage as an institution sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy.

The first Monday of each month will bring a brief reflection on each of the University's Core Values as expressions of our Mercy charism. We hope these focused thoughts will lead to your own considered contemplation on mercy and its role in your life.

Fear: Mercy is a powerful deterrent to fear. When we take God's commandments seriously to heart and look for justice, we will experience God's mercy every day. It is then that we can be redeemed from all fear and live in the freedom of God's children. Fear paralyzes us until we are open to God and our neighbors. Mercy in action calls us to avoid oppressing others and not fearing those who might threaten and oppress us.

We are called to live trusting God whose merciful love holds us in his hands and calls us to the same merciful loving. Let us pray to the God of mercy whose love banishes all fear especially our own.

Sr. Carol Mucha


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