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A brief refection on God's mercy

A brief refection on God's mercy

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    What Is  Mercy? What Is Mercy? Presentation Transcript

    • What is Mercy? Mr. Pablo Cuadra Religion Class
    • What is Mercy?
      • Mercy is:
      • A. Compassion.
      • B. Leniency.
      • C. Forgiveness we do not deserve.
      • D. One of God’s most powerful attributes.
    • 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 .
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 .
    • 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 .
    • The End