March 10th. You know I wonder whether we make too much of a fuss about liturgy, making things nice in church and singing beautifully,” Mercy shared. “Why would that be a problem” others asked, “Isn’t our first task as Church to offer worship?” “Maybe not when there are families struggling with relationships, people out of work, abuse and poverty. Why does God say to the prophet Hosea,
“I desire mercy and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.” Hosea 6:6.
Pope Francis: “Let us not love in word or speech, but in deed and in truth.” John spells God’s way out clearly. It stands on two pillars: God loved us first and he loved us by giving himself completely, even to laying down his life. Message for 1st World Day of the Poor.