Day 11- Mercy

Through Lent with Pope Francis

This is the opportune moment to change our lives!
This is the time to allow our hearts to be touched!
When faced with evil deeds, even in the face of serious crimes, it is the time to listen to the cry of innocent people who are deprived of their property, their dignity, their feelings, and even their very lives.
To stick to the way of evil will only leave one deluded and sad.
True life is something entirely different.
God never tires of reaching out to us.

Misericordiae Vultus


Isaiah 61:8-11 NCB

For I, the Lord, love justice,
    and I hate robbery and wrongdoing.
I will be faithful in rewarding such victims,
    and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
Their descendants will be renowned among the nations
    and their offspring among the peoples.
All who behold them will acknowledge
    that they are a people whom the Lord has blessed.
I rejoice in the Lord with all my heart;
    my soul exults in my God.
For he has clothed me in garments of salvation
    and wrapped me in a robe of saving justice,
like a bridegroom adorned with a garland
    or a bride bedecked with her jewels.
As the earth puts forth its shoots
    and a garden causes its seeds to sprout,
so the Lord God will cause his justice and praise
    to spring up in the sight of all the nations.

Thought for Today

Looking back on your life, remember the times you were most joyful.

What, who, has brought joy to your life?

Remember the times of joy, even though later, they may have turned sour.

What is it about these times that brought you joy?


Christ be our Light – Choir at Papal Mass UAE, written by Bernadette Farrell