Pope's quotes: Fruit of a covenant

A quote from Pope Francis:

“Mercy is the fruit of a covenant; that is why God is said to remember His covenant of mercy. At the same time, it is an utterly free act of kindness and goodness rising up from the depths of our being and finding outward expression in charity. This all-embracing character means that everyone can appreciate what it means to be merciful, to feel compassion for those who suffer, sympathy for those in need, visceral indignation in the face of patent injustice and a desire to respond with loving respect by attempting to set things right. If we reflect on this natural feeling of mercy, we begin to see how God Himself can be understood in terms of this defining attribute by which Jesus wished to reveal Him to us. God’s name is mercy.”

-- Jubilee for Priests, June 2, 2016

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