Yesterday we talked about how we are all being sent on a mission of mercy.
According to St. John Paul II, mercy is “love’s second name.” Fr. Michael Gaitley further defines Divine Mercy as “a particular mode of love when it encounters suffering, poverty, brokenness, and sin.”
I believe that mercy is the most irresistible, magnetic attribute of God.
And right now, in a world of around 7.7 billion people, with 12.5 pornographic video views for every person on the planet in 2016 on just one website alone, and with approximately 1 documented abortion occurring in the U.S. every 30 seconds, we need to draw in the masses and help everyone know how deeply they are loved. We need to be showering people with compassion and support.
There billions of people in this world, far too many for everything to be just about you or I, and we are living in an amazing window of time when the mercy of God and opportunity of Heaven are available to everyone.
I’m inviting you to embark with me on an adventure to discover and fulfill your God-intended mission of mercy.
I’m inviting you to step off the cultural treadmill that keeps us far too busy with things that don’t matter, so we can focus on serving the One who made all the things in the first place.
This is not about doing more to serve. It’s about pivoting from what zaps our time and energy in unhealthy ways to fulfilling our God-given mission.
Only by shifting full focus to God can we hope to love and serve Him at full capacity. And when we start loving and serving to the best of our capabilities, well, that’s when we watch mercy unfold full force. And that’s when things really start to get interesting.
Next up, I’ll share a few questions you can ask yourself to help you discover (or confirm) your mission!
Until tomorrow, let’s go, and live mercifully!
– Kaitlyn Clare Mason