Nancy Ward enumerates 8 reasons to apply God’s mercy by forgiving yourself. In this Year of Mercy, are you showing mercy to yourself as well as to others?
Going to confession can be daunting to children (and even some adults!) but as parents, we can help our children recognize the gift of this beautiful sacrament. Michele Faehnle shares four ways she’s been able to help her kids cherish this sacrament and ultimately build an oasis of mercy within our homes.
Moms need to remember to show themselves some mercy as they plan and execute a reunion and remember to extend this mercy to others, observes Emily Jaminet.
As her firstborn graduates kindergarten, Kelly Pease observes that the thing about your firstborn is it’s kind of a “fake it til ya make it” few years. It feels like a big experiment that you have to monitor every day, every hour, every second so as to check its progress.
Cristina Trinidad muses, “Where’s time spent with God in all of this? Where is Adoration? Where is that extra Mass a week I had every intention of continuing after Lent? Where is time to pray the rosary? I’m a living Martha with Mary dreams. I know I can’t be the only one.”
Judy Klein asks, are we capable of seeing ourselves as we truly are when we look in the mirror: as broken sinners who are redeemed and infinitely loved by a merciful Father who sees us as not as worthless rejects but as precious, beloved children?