"One of the worst effects of sin," Msgr. Magee tells us, "is to make us think that God stops loving us." In turn we resist him, giving into a gnawing reluctance to believe that his love is unrelenting, forgiving, ever faithful, always persistent. We have "a crazy distrust of the mercy of God." At the same time, we want to dodge the truth of who God is and what he requires of us. But as God's Mercy Revealed demonstrates, it is the truth alone that brings our wounds and pain into the light where mercy heals. Both truth and mercy are essential; both are names for God's living love for his people.
In compassionate, straightforward language, God's Mercy Revealed explores humanity's "sorry path to nowhere" as revealed in our willingness to distance ourselves from our Creator. Instead, the author urges us to close that gap, aware that even though sin might separate us from God, nothing stops him from coming close to us.
An inspirational guide to embracing the truth and receiving the Divine Mercy that never fails.
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About the Author
MSGR. PETER MAGEE is a native of Scotland. A former member of the Diplomatic Service of the Holy See, he served in El Salvador, Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Cuba, Geneva and Washington, D.C. He is presently resident in a parish of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., while preparing to teach canon law and papal diplomacy at the university level in the nation's capital.
Table of Contents
|Part 1||Mercy and the Trinity|
|Chapter 1||Being and Giving Forgiveness||2|
|Chapter 2||The Forlorn Father||10|
|Chapter 4||Remembering the Healer||25|
|Chapter 5||Questions of the Merciful One||33|
|Chapter 6||Exalt the Cross of Mercy||42|
|Part 2||Mercy and the Church|
|Chapter 7||Prophet of Mercy||52|
|Chapter 8||The Cleansed Temple of Mercy||59|
|Chapter 9||Mercifully Catholic||68|
|Part 3||Mercy and the Sacraments|
|Chapter 10||Be Opened!||78|
|Chapter 11||The Body of Merciful Love||84|
|Chapter 12||The Bread and Breath of Life||90|
|Chapter 13||Divine Mercy||95|
|Part 4||Mercy and Life|
|Chapter 14||From the Bottom of the Heart||106|
|Chapter 15||Attractive Distractions||114|
|Chapter 16||The Contagion of Forgiveness||122|
|Chapter 17||The Deep Waters of Mercy||130|
|Chapter 18||Merciful Nostalgia||138|
|Chapter 19||Healing Our Notion of Death||146|
|Chapter 20||Saint Dismas and the King of Mercy||153|