What Is Mercy?

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What Is Mercy?

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

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