Today is Divine Mercy Sunday, so you might be thinking about how you can be more merciful with yourself and with others and accept God’s own bountiful mercy.
To help you consider a life full of mercy, and the blessings this will bring to you and your family, take a look at some of these inspiring ways to help you on your journey.
Learn to show yourself and others mercy
It’s not always easy to show mercy, whether it’s with strangers, loved ones, or even yourself. However, let yourself be inspired by saints, popes, presidents, and of course, Jesus Himself, as they share their thoughts on mercy.
Show mercy within your home
Build your family on a bedrock of mercy. Practice it in within your home and see how all the trivial annoyances become so inconsequential that you can focus on the beauty of loving and caring for each other. Soon you’ll see how your children can practice this virtue with others they meet.
Practice mercy regularly
We can show mercy in the simplest of daily tasks; you just need to get into the habit (the chances are you’ll already be doing this already!). Some ways are easier than others. You just need to take the first step.
Pray for mercy
It’s not easy to show and accept mercy. So when things get challenging, reach for the Bible for inspiration. With words from Scripture you can pray for strength and guidance.
Fight to forgive
They’ll be times in life when you might need to make a concerted effort to show any mercy. Maybe it feels as though that act of forgiveness is just too much to ask. Make the decision to have at least the desire to forgive. Little by little, that ability to forgive might not seem such a big ask.
Seek forgiveness, too
It’s often a lot easier to forgive than to seek forgiveness. It might be a question of not wanting to accept any fault, or it could be due to feeling embarrassed. However, there’s a beautiful humility to be had in reaching out and asking for someone’s forgiveness.
Young boy with challenging medical condition invites you to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet daily