Mercy Divine

Last week over a hundred people were killed by the Al shabab terrorist group because they were christian. In the recent past, many Christians have been driven out of their homes and killed in the middle east also because they are christian. In Nigeria, thousands have been abducted , made slaves and hundreds killed because they are christian.

This latest wave of violence against Christians by these fundamentalist groups makes me angry and sad at the same time. People keep saying that how long will the western powers look on as thousands are slaughtered because of their christian faith? (sigh) The truth is you cannot win someone over with violence. Violence will beget more violence and the cycle continues.

Jesus Christ teaches us to love our enemies and to turn the other cheek when slapped. It is quite a hard lesson to accept as by nature we want to revenge. God says vengeance is his alone and we must place our trust in him. He has heard the cries of all his children suffering oppression and even martyrdom and his justice will prevail.

If you are a roman catholic, you should be familiar with the divine mercy devotion given to the world by our savior Jesus through his servant St. Faustina Kowalska. Mercy is God's greatest attribute and even the worst sinners can be saved if only we trust in his mercy. We do not deserve it but God desires to save us most of all! Those committing these heinous acts are also God's children and he loves them. I urge all Catholics to have recourse to God's mercy and pray the chaplet of mercy for all God's children especially those being persecuted. Jesus, i trust in you! Save us all by your mercy and your grace!


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