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Mercy and Mission

posted Apr 2, 2016, 2:32 AM by Church of the Risen Christ   [ updated Apr 2, 2016, 2:48 AM ]
2nd Sunday of Easter
Mercy and Mission
The disciples received the Holy Spirit from our Lord Jesus, with this, Jesus also gave them a mission to go and seek out everyone, empowering them to forgive sins. This message shows that we should not to be afraid, should not doubt God’s sincerity and compassion that He will forgive us, we need only seek his forgiveness. He wants us to be compassionate towards others, so that we can find the peace that Jesus so eagerly wishes upon us. How often do we feel that we are unworthy of God’s love and forgiveness? In the reading we are told that God is merciful. How can we not also be merciful, just and loving towards all the people in our lives whom we believe have wronged us? Let us pray to God that He never tires of our weaknesses, to always be ready to embrace us. We pray also for the strength and guidance to be as loving and forgiving to all.
Church of the Risen Christ,
Apr 2, 2016, 2:32 AM