God’s Mercy Distinguishes Him From False Gods — Perhaps no other attribute of God, besides His love, attracts us to Him as does His mercy.
This quality distinguishes Him from all false gods. From the beginning to the end of the Bible, the endless procession of saints extol His mercy, repeating the refrain: His mercy endures forever.
His mercy caused Him to devise a plan of redemption that would reach every human being; moved Him to give His only Son as a ransom for all sinners; established His kingdom and His Church; inspired the Scriptures; provided the sacraments; forgives all our transgressions and heals our diseases and gives us peace, joy and hope, and time for repentance.
Great is His mercy!
That indescribable, overflowing, and undeserved mercy melts away all our pride and arrogance, fills us with gratitude, and gives us a new birth, a new life, a new will and a new viewpoint. Now we look at our fellow inhabitants of the earth with the eyes of our merciful Father.
And so the chain reaction goes on from God to us to others. As His mercy endures forever, so may our mercifulness– as that of His children — be likewise enduring.
O give thanks unto the Lord for His mercy endures forever. Amen