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The call for mercy surpasses the cry for justice in the Bible. The Bible understands mercy as God’s own justice. Mercy is the heart of the biblical message, not by undercutting justice, but by surpassing it. The Old Testament speaks of God as a gracious and merciful God (Exod 34: 6; Ps 86: 15; etc.) and the New Testament calls God “the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation” (2 Cor 1: 3; cf. Eph 2: 4).

(Mercy, Kasper, Cardinal Walter)

After an introduction of the meaning of word mercy in the Scripture, we will study different passages of the NT related to the Mercy of God, and our call to be merciful.

Monday 26th @ 7:00 PM: Understanding Mercy, etymology of the Word ( hebrew rood: Hesed,  greek root  ἔλεος.

                                                    The gospel of Luke, the gospel of mercy. 

Monday 2 @ 7:00 PM:  The mercy of God

Exegesis of Luke 15:11-32, the image of God as a merciful Father, and the father’s relationship with his sons.

Monday 9 @ 7:00 PM:  The mercy of Jesus

Mark 10:46-52. υἱὲ Δαυίδ, ἐλέησόν με. The mercy of God and the image of humanity waiting for its Savior.

Monday 16 @ 7:00 PM:  Our mercy

Matthew 5:7; Matthew 25:31-46; Luke 10:25-37.  “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Those who have experienced the mercy of God are called to be instruments of mercy toward others.