Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Luke 6:36
When you look at the world from the heart of God you can see anew the enormous love that God has for us. We are God’s people. You can also see the enormous suffering of people who don’t know who they are. Looking from the heart of God inspires deep solidarity in us. We recognize and feel and sympathize; our hearts are filled with immense compassion. We suffer to see the suffering but are not shattered because we suffer in union with God and in the heart of God. This is an important mystery for us because the return to God, the return to the womb of Love, to the God of compassion, is a return to other sisters and brothers in the human family, especially the poorest and the weakest. It is the right way to return to the world.
Merciful God, fill me with acceptance and welcome for those in my life who are hardest to love.