By Guisepe Pepolloni moment love
Quoted from Bishop Paprocki’s homily
This being said, the key is in the quote from Galatians, i.e. to do it “in a spirit of gentleness”.
I agree. We only have to think of how compassionate and merciful God is with us. He convicts us of our sins and calls us to repentance but His mercy is more than we deserve.
From the article, Pope Francis said, “The most important thing is the first proclamation: Jesus Christ has saved you. And the ministers of the church must be ministers of mercy above all…In pastoral ministry we must accompany people, and we must heal their wounds.”
Bishop Paprocki: This is a key point which the secularists are missing: they think that stressing God’s mercy means that sins are no longer sins. On the contrary, God’s mercy is a great gift of grace precisely because sins are sins and they call for repentance and forgiveness.