Moral Indifference and Mercy Don’t Mix – Mar 09 – Homily – Fr Alan
Fr. Alan reflects on mercy in the homily for Monday of the Second Week in Lent (Mar 09, 2020). Noting that Our Lord in today’s Gospel calls us to the practice of mercy, and that in the first reading, Daniel acknowledges sin, Father Alan points out that confessing sin is the prerequisite for receiving mercy.
The more insistent and urgent the messages from on high regarding mercy, the more we should understand the gravity of sin. To make it clear, in our times, recent popes have focused on both mercy and reconciliation, and Our Lord Himself gave to St. Faustina the urgent message of Divine Mercy, to “prepare the world for My final coming” (Diary of St. Faustina, 429).
“If my people will not submit, I shall be forced to let go the arm of my Son. It is so strong, so heavy that I can no longer withhold it.” Our Blessed Lady, La Salette, France, 1846
- USA: 2009 Divine Mercy Conference — “Evil Exists. Mercy is Stronger.” by Felix Carroll (https://padrimariani.org/en/2009/03/09/2009-divine-mercy-conference-evil-exists-mercy-stronger/)
- “The Arm of My Son” by Fr. Thomas Newman, M. S. (from 1934 publication, Our Lady’s Missionary)(https://www.lasalette.org/about-la-salette/reconciliation/spirituality-and-charism/1837-the-arm-of-my-son.html)
Mass: Monday 2nd Week of Lent - Wkdy
1st: Dan 9:4-10
Resp: Ps 79:8, 9, 11, 13
Gsp: Lk 6:36-38
More on the Readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/030920.cfm
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