His Mercy

"I want mercy, not sacrifice."  Matt 9:13
How often was there the deep joy of being welcomed home? An embrace from your mother? concern for your well-being?
How tough was it when folk did not grasp that ritual words and actions were invalid unless they represented tenderness and love?
Heart of Jesus merciful beyond human imagining...
Pope Francis: "Christ's resurrection is not an event of the past; it contains a vital power which has permeated this world... it is true that in the midst of darkness something new always springs to life and sooner or later produces fruit...however dark things are, goodness alwas re-emerges and spreads. Each day in our world beauty is born anew... values always tend to reappear under new guises."  EG276