If we’ve rejected God in life, does God give us another chance after death? Who’s in hell? Why do we picture heaven as a “reward”? Can God’s infinite mercy mean no one is in hell?
Jesus entered this world in poverty. Imagine the mercy of God breaking into the grittiness of 21st century poverty.
During a time when our imaginations are filled with the motherhood of Mary, let’s reflect on the motherhood of an older woman: Elizabeth.
God’s incarnation makes sacred our very decisions and even the process of discernment. Every decision we make becomes an incarnation, a little Christmas through which God enters the world.
If we sow seeds of mercy, we will reap more mercy.
God’s messages seem to come in threes for Teresa, and in the little creatures of nature.
People had to discern John the Baptist’s message. Was he the messiah? What were the signs they saw? Discernment includes many signs, consolation and desolation, and movements from the spirits that prepare the way to a choice.
The hope of Emmanuel appears in the stories of our lives.
What is the purpose of the Year of Mercy, which begins today? Here are some ways to live out our God’s universal invitation to mercy and peace.