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What Is Mercy?

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A brief refection on God's mercy

A brief refection on God's mercy

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  • 1. What is Mercy? Mr. Pablo Cuadra Religion Class
  • 2. What is Mercy?
    • Mercy is:
    • A. Compassion.
    • B. Leniency.
    • C. Forgiveness we do not deserve.
    • D. One of God’s most powerful attributes.
  • 3. What is Divine Mercy?
    • Divine Mercy is:
    • A. God’s willingness to forgive us our sins .
    • B. God’s patience with our shortcomings and failures .
    • C. God’s unending, unconditional love for us.
    • D. God’s willingness to reach out to us and save us from our sins time and time again .
  • 4. What does Jesus the son of God reveal to humans?
    • A. Jesus reveals to humans God’s divine mercy towards sinners .
    • B. Jesus showed that God’ s compassion is beyond our dreams.
    • C. John 3:16
  • 5. Why is it important to know the Gospels?
    • A. Because the Gospels narrate Jesus’ life of compassion and mercy towards all.
    • “ Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ”
    • St Jerome
  • 6. What are some of the famous stories of forgiveness in the Gospels?
    • A. Jesus saves an adulterous woman from being stone to death. John 8: 1-11
    • B. Jesus healing the ear of one of his attackers. Luke 22: 47-53
    • C. The prodigal son. Luke 15:11-32
    • D. The Pharisee and the Publican. Luke 18: 9-14
    • E. The unforgiving servant. Matthew 18:23-35
  • 7. What are the characteristics of God’s mercy?
    • A. It brings Peace to the trouble soul
    • B. Powerful: Life transforming
    • C. Lasting: Beyond our imagination
    • D. Free: Unconditional
    • E. Authentic, real, genuine
    • F. Benevolent, just
  • 8. What did Jesus teach his disciples?
    • Jesus taught his disciples to be:
    • A. peace-makers.
    • B. Compassionate
    • C. Understanding
    • D. Forgiving
    • E. Patient
    • F. Caring
  • 9. What sacrament continues to bring Jesus forgiveness to us?
    • A. The sacrament of reconciliation or penance.
    • B. Penance means = making up for what we do wrong .
  • 10. What is our duty as Christians?
    • A. To show mercy to those who hurt us.
    • B. To be compassionate
    • C. To set an example of forgiveness .
  • 11. The End

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