Becoming a Person of Mercy
SJ; Fr. Max Oliva
Number of pages: 112
Many of us are familiar with the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. But what do they mean for us? Fr. Max Oliva shares stories and insights from decades of ministry around the globe with people whose lives are enriched by giving and accepting mercy. Steeped in scriptural insights and enhanced with the words and deeds of champions of mercy—from Pope Francis to Jackie Robinson—this book is part practical guide, part spiritual refreshment, and part small-group handbook.
Each chapter contains questions for reflection and discussion to help us discern how God, the source of mercy, calls us to extend mercy to others, to his own creation, and especially to ourselves. Even the smallest works of mercy, says Fr. Oliva, are graced experiences of God alive within us.
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