I’m at a loss for words this Thankful Thursday. Let me see how best to articulate why.
It is disheartening to see the greatest country in the world in chaos. Chaos of any sort, but especially this sort; man-made. While we saw the best of humanity at the height of the Coronavirus pandemic – – people helping people – – now we see the worst of humanity unfolding in the streets – – people hating people. Just a different kind of virus, I guess. Do you think God’s looking down and saying “Look at those fools!”? He would have good reason to.
The realist in me doubts that this will be the last time we see this. Surely, much change is needed. We must have faith that God will provide us with discernment in that regard. Our saving grace, if you believe, is that God is merciful. It is His mercy that allows us to experience love, compassion, forgiveness and peace. Even when we don’t deserve it. That’s the only way we rise above.
May God help us now to restore peace and guide us out of the current tumultuous time. Let’s pull on God’s mercy with all we’ve got and make things right. Before He comes back, really pissed.
This Thankful Thursday, I’m extremely grateful for God’s mercy. There, I found my words.
What are you thankful for today?
Until next Thursday’s post…si Dios quiere.
“There is nothing more man needs than Divine Mercy – that love which is benevolent, which is compassionate, which raises man above his weakness to the infinite heights to the holiness of God.”
-Saint John Paul II
“Two things in life are infinite; the stupidity of man and the mercy of God.”
”When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch.
That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.”
“Though justice be thy plea consider this, that in the course of justice none of us should see salvation. We do pray for mercy.”