Day 22: Virgin Most Merciful, Pray for Us!

The title Virgin Most Merciful reminds us of Our Lord’s words at the Sermon on the Mount: “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” At the end of the world, when we are all lined up for judgment day, and Jesus Christ is sitting on his throne, I don’t think any of us will be asking for justice, even if we were part of the “peace and justice” crowd during our lifetime. If we’re honest with ourselves, we’ll all be begging for mercy. I know I will be. And what is mercy? It means giving people a break, letting them off the hook, giving them a hand, cutting them some slack. Just like Our Lord did with the poor woman caught in adultery. “Woman, has no one condemned you? ‘No one, Lord.’ Neither do I condemn you.” And he never brought up the subject again.

Virgin Most Merciful, pray for the Church and our nation.

On Tuesdays we pray the Sorrowful Mysteries.


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Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, "Fr. Rocky" is the Executive Director/CEO of Relevant Radio and a priest of Opus Dei.