Description: We long to feel close to God. We want to be filled with his love, his joy, his peace, and his assurances that he cares about us. At times he seems distant. We wonder what the key might be that unlocks the warmth and generosity of his love and the power of his helpfulness. In reality, we only need to unlock our own hearts, trusting in his mercy.
This 2-page can be used as a handout or double-sided bulletin insert. The first page is a reflection on Mercy: The Key to God’s Heart and includes quotes by Pope Francis and prayers. The second page uses Matthew 25:31-46 and lists the 7 Corporal and 7 Spiritual Works of Mercy with ideas on how to serve in each type of mercy ministry.
Ideas for use: Use at retreats, St. Vincent de Paul membership drive, ministries of mercy, stewardship, evangelization teams, young adult ministry, youth groups, or any parish groups you want to evangelize and motivate, RCIA, etc.