20 May 2020

Fr Kevin Alban, O.Carm writes the second part of his reflection on Mercy. The first part was published yesterday

And when through disobedience He had lost your friendship, You did not abandon him to the domain of death. For You came in mercy to the aid of all, so that those who seek might find you. Time and again you offered them covenants and through the prophets taught them to look forward to salvation.” Eucharistic Prayer IV

God made a pact or an alliance with the people of Israel, first with Noah when he promised never to send the destructive waters of a flood again, then he renewed his promises with Abraham assuring him that he would be the Father of a great nation.

Finally, God gave Moses the courage to lead the people out of captivity and oppression towards the Promised Land. At Mount Sinai God cemented this bond with the people by offering them the Ten Commandments. During that journey God continued to offer his mercy to the people no matter what they did. “Time and again you offered them covenants…”

You are the Good Shepherd leading us to eternal life.

Let us pray…

O my God ! I offer Thee all my actions of this day for the intentions and for the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I desire to sanctify every beat of my heart, my every thought, my simplest works, by uniting them to Its infinite merits ; and I wish to make reparation for my sins by casting them into the furnace of Its Merciful Love.

O my God! I ask thee for myself and for those whom I hold dear, the grace to fulfil perfectly Thy Holy Will, to accept for love of Thee the joys and sorrows of this passing life, so that we may one day be united together in Heaven for all Eternity. Amen.

        Saint Thérèse of Lisieux