Mercy Hasn’t Petered Out

mercyThe Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy isn’t over. Yet.

This week in Challenge, the team leaders and I were talking to our ECyD girls about the year of mercy and how we’re going to finish strong- live it to the full- to the very end.

Here in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, there are still several holy doors still open at local parishes. The Co-cathedral downtown will still have its holy door open until the 19th.

Confession is another incredible gift- where the open Heart of Christ pours out into ours, healing our brokenness and strengthening us for virtue and good resolution.

Works of mercy! It really isn’t that extraordinary. We are constantly bumping into opportunities: Feeding the hungry- with actual food, those spiritually malnourished, or someone simply needy for affirmation, Giving drink to the thirsty, Clothing the naked- clothing others in dignity and respect as the person they are, seeing them through God’s eyes, Visit the imprisoned- physically, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually, Shelter the Homeless- welcoming others into your day, your life, Visit the sick, Bury the dead.

Mercy is showered down on us in a way “disproportionate” to human standards.

Sometimes God saves the biggest graces for last.

Ask…and you shall receive.

 

About Rachel Peach

Rachel Peach is based in Houston. She is from Ohio, and renewed her temporary promises of poverty, chastity, and obedience within Regnum Christi consecrated life on August 18, 2013.
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