3rd Sunday After Pentecost 2015
The mercy of God is a mystery like the Holy Eucharist. We need mercy to be saved because of our sins and we need humility so we recognize our need and ask for divine help. Instead of being humble like the dirt we are more like the devil in our pride and refusal to pray. God blesses us with old age so we learn eventually that we are stupid and weak. Slowly, in the face of death, we learn to beg for heavenly grace, forgiveness and aid in obtaining heaven. From a battlefield hospital and from a death row cell we hear stories of how the power of prayer, especially to the Blessed Mother, can turn the unrepentant from damnation to salvation.