In this Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has invited us to remember that God is mercy, as the Parramatta Diocese Mercy has a face program shows, the Parramatta Institute for Mission writes.
God shows us the measure of his mercy through Jesus; that he is prepared to lay down his life for us in order to encounter the reality that we are loved. Often we positively associate priests as those who exercise mercy. Perhaps we less easily consider the way that priests themselves would say that they are formed by their experiences of mercy in others.
So, as a means of witnessing some of their encounters as recipients God's mercy through others, we asked several priests in Parramatta Diocese, "What is one of the powerful ways mercy has been shown to you in the faces of the people in your world"?