4. The Concept of “Mercy” in the Old Testament

“Christ addressed himself,” writes John Paul II, “to people who not only knew the concept of mercy, but who also, as the People of God of the Old Covenant, had drawn from their age-long history a special experience of the mercy of God….” A number of Old Testament scriptures are cited in this early portion […]

2. The Incarnation of Mercy

As we continue to ponder Pope John Paul II’s encyclical, The Mercy of God, we are reminded that God has given all people a revelation of His being “in the things that have been made” through which “ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature, namely his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived.”  (See Romans […]

And You He Made Alive: Ephesians 2:1-5

As we embark upon the second chapter of St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, it will be good this week to consider two very important cross-references, one in the Gospel of Luke and one in Paul’s Letter to the Romans, because our understanding of the human condition and of our Creator’s active, personal love is […]