On Thursday night of Cursillo our meditations focus on getting to know ourselves and getting to know the Father, who is a God of mercy and love. We reflect upon a God who loves us unconditionally and always forgives us if we seek his mercy. I don’t know about you, but that is very comforting to me to know that I have a loving Father who is always there to forgive my sins.
Yet if we are to be his people we know this is only part of the story. To be His follower, he expects us to love as he loves, forgive as he forgives and show mercy as he shows mercy. We are very happy that he forgives us. The hard part is when we realize he expects us to do the same toward one another. In our Gospel today Jesus says my Heavenly Father will not show mercy, “unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart.” (Mathew 18:21)
If we want mercy to be shown to us, we must be ready to forgive others from the heart as God has forgiven us. So ask yourself, do I hold any grudge or resentment from anyone, especially those who have caused me injury or grief? Lord help me share your mercy and love in the world starting with my family and continuing to everyone I meet today !
DeColores, Deacon Doug
Join us in prayer!
We encourage you to join us as we recite the Holy Rosary every night at 8PM! On Wednesdays, we pray the rosary via Zoom with the rector and rectora.
Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.