3rd Sunday after Pentecost 2023
Today’s Mass texts echo the feast of the Sacred Heart with their emphasis on God’s mercy. Many Catholics with a false concept of this divine attribute use God’s mercy as an excuse to sin. We know that God does not forget our sins when they are forgiven. He remembers them in all their details and He offers His mercy anyway. That is what makes God’s mercy so beautiful. We must follow St. Peter’s instruction and remain sober and watchful with a penetrating knowledge of ourselves. Humility is the virtue that invites the mercy of God.