"Mercy is Who God is.  It's Love's Second Name"

"Mercy is Who God is. It's Love's Second Name"

Mercy Minute #2; January 2016

By Fr. Wade Menezes, CPM

for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy

“Mercy is Who God is.  It’s Love’s Second Name”


Hello, friends. Fr. Wade Menezes here of the Fathers of Mercy with another “Mercy Minute” for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy called for by Pope Francis.

Mercy is who God is.  It’s love’s second name.  God is more interested in our future than in our past.  He’s more interested in the kind of person we can yet become, than in the kind of person we used to be.  While indeed taking our sins seriously, no doubt (whether venial or mortal sins because they have in some way weakened or severed our supernatural relationship with Him), God never, ever takes those sins as the last word.  Why?  Because He knows that He’s made us in His image and likeness, He knows that He calls us constantly to Himself, and He knows that He is our God.  Indeed, God wants each one of us to become the “best version” of our self that already exists in His divine and eternal Mind.  But this first requires conversion, which involves reckoning with one self before God.  To put it simply, then:  to arrive at our “best version” first requires “conversion.”

And that’s another Mercy Minute for this Jubilee Year of Mercy.  I’m Fr. Wade Menezes of the Fathers of Mercy.  Be sure to visit the Fathers of Mercy website at www.fathersofmercy.com and follow us on Facebook. God bless you!

About Fr. Wade Menezes

Fr. Wade L. J. Menezes, CPM is a member of the Fathers of Mercy, a missionary preaching Religious Congregation based in Auburn, Kentucky. Ordained a priest during the Great Jubilee Year 2000, he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Catholic Thought from the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Toronto, Canada and his dual Master of Arts and Master of Divinity Degrees in Theology from Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. His secular college degrees are in journalism and communications.