Pope Francis described the Jubilee Year of Mercy back in April 2015 in his official document, Misericordiae Vultus. The final paragraph of that document knocks my socks off. Here's my favorite part:

“In this Jubilee Year, let us allow God to surprise us. He never tires of casting open the doors of his heart and of repeating that he loves us and wants to share his love with us.”
— Misericordiae Vultus, ¶25

Let us allow God to surprise us!
Amen! I'm excited to journey intentionally through this Year of Mercy. On this December 8th morning, though, as we begin the jubilee, I am thinking less about what I plan on doing and more on what God can do. Truly, I am overwhelmed at what the Lord wants to offer us.

“From the heart of the Trinity, from the depths of the mystery of God, the great river of mercy wells up and overflows unceasingly. It is a spring that will never run dry, no matter how many people draw from it. Every time someone is in need, he or she can approach it, because the mercy of God never ends.”
— Misericordiae Vultus, ¶25
Imagine what God can do with this inexhaustible supply of mercy. Just imagine!Please join me at Praying with Grace to dream and pray about mercy.


Popular posts from this blog

The Memorare


10 Minute Daily Retreat: 7 Months, 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit