God Rich in Mercy - 24 Hours for The Lord
"Celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation means being enfolded in a warm embrace: it is the embrace of the Father's infinite mercy."
God Rich in Mercy (Eph 2:4) is the Pastoral Resource that will be used by Catholics who join Pope Francis in the second year of his initiative, "24 Hours for the Lord." This title mirrors the theme that will guide reflection.
Throughout his Pontificate, the Holy Father has spoken frequently of the importance of mercy, forgiveness, and Confession. In a General Audience in November 2013, he said, "You turn red once, you're absolved of your sins, and you move on."
At another General Audience in February 2014, he encouraged his flock: "Do not be afraid of Confession! … When one finishes Confession one leaves free, grand, beautiful, forgiven, candid, happy. This is the beauty of Confession! … Jesus is there, and Jesus is more benevolent than priests. Jesus receives you; He receives you with so much love. Be courageous and go to Confession!"
4 ¼ x 6 ¾, Softcover, 76 pages.