Consider some of what we experienced this past week. What message did we receive from the ritual of the washing of feet on Holy Thursday? Do you see mercy in this act of love? On Good Friday we heard the narrative of the Lord's passion and death. While this horrendous event may chill us to the bone, it also fills us with hope. Consider two people in the story impacted by the Lord's mercy--Peter and the "good thief." Even though Peter denied knowing Jesus, he was eventually reconciled because of mercy. The "good thief" was assured of paradise. Mercy can't get much more evident than that brief exchange as they hung on the cross.
My reflection question for today is simple, but it can have profound implications for your life if you meditate on this reality. How have you experienced God's mercy in your own life? Did this experience of God's mercy truly transform your life?