A Lutheran look at Mercy

Posted on 13. Oct, 2016, in Charity, Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Gospel ValuesComments Off on A Lutheran look at Mercy


Californian Amanda Berg has just completed her training in Spiritual Direction at the Jesuit Manresa Centre of Spirituality in Dublin. As a Lutheran, she warmly welcomes Pope Francis’s declaration of a Year of Mercy.

She described Mercy as “underserved forgiveness” and says that it is a real gift; something that we’ve “always needed” in our world. She adds that it can also be a transformative experience – those who have received Mercy are inspired to bring that compassion to others – and to realise that our job is to go about the business of bringing that compassion to others. She explains more to Pat Coyle.

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