Sermons on “Mercy”

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Finding and Accepting God’s Mercy

Monsignor Michael Billian: To accept mercy requires trust, which is why it’s so hard to forgive by human powers.

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Christ the King: Being Part of the Solution

Monsignor Michael Billian: What does the celebration of Christ the King mean? It really means everything. It means that there is a solution to the problems of the world. The feast calls us to be a part of the solution.

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Lessons and Opportunities from the Year of Mercy

Monsignor Michael Billian: The gift of this year has been a springboard to a way of life, where we proclaim with all our being that God loves us and wraps us in his mercy so that we can share that precious gift with the world.

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Year of Mercy: Counsel the Doubtful

Father Philip Smith: It might be our loving presence that might make the difference for them, the place that God’s mercy will work to show them the path they must follow.

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Making Room in Our Hearts for God’s Mercy

Monsignor Michael Billian: The first step for us to allow God to make a home in our hearts, for God to fill us up with his wonderful gift of mercy, is that we have to clear some of ourselves out.

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Not Letting Expectations Get in the Way

Father Philip Smith: The way God heals us might not be the way we expect, it may not be the timeline we expect, but God’s power can work in miraculous way in our lives.

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Love Kindles Forgiveness

Monsignor Michael Billian: Often our close-mindedness blinds us to the possibility of reconciliation and repentance and forgiveness. And perhaps that is the lesson that’s hard most for us to learn.

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Following Mother Teresa’s Example

Father Philip Smith: Are we willing to give our entire lives to God? Or to allow God’s influence in every moment of our lives?

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Being a Neighbor to Everyone

Monsignor Michael Billian: The lesson for us is to be people of compassion and mercy, to make it our business to lift people up, as opposed to tearing them down.

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Year of Mercy: Comfort the Sorrowful

Father Philip Smith: Our job is to just be there with people as a sign of hope, as a glimpse of the light that God can bring in those moments.

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