God is merciful and compassionate. He is slow to anger and his love is everlasting.
All of us experience God’s mercy in different ways. Some remain thankful, while others forget to thank God. Through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, we recognize that we are sinners, and humble ourselves to receive God’s pardon.
Today’s readings invite us to reflect upon our sinful nature and God’s mercy. There are many who do not know what sin is, or if they are sinning. Parents, teachers, and faith educators have a role to accompany young people in their faith journey. God forgives us every day. If we open ourselves to his mercy, we will experience it daily.
How do you share mercy and bring salt to the taste of others?
Let us surrender ourselves and our families to the Lord. Let us experience God’s mercy and forgiveness. Amen.
About Father Jomon Kalladanthiyil, C.S.C.
Father Jomon is a Holy Cross priest who hails from Kerala, India, and is a member of the North East Province of Holy Cross in India. After undergraduate studies in India he moved to Paris, France to study Theology and to work for several years in pastoral ministry. After 7 years in France, he was assigned to Saint Joseph's Oratory in Montreal. While there, he served in pastoral ministry and studied for a Ph.D. at the University of Montreal. He earned his doctoral degree September 2018. For the past four years he has been in charge of Pastoral Ministry at the Oratory. He has most recently joined Holy Cross Family Ministries as the National Director of Family Rosary. Father Jomon enjoys playing, basketball, badmitton, and is ready for a game of table tennis anytime!