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Mother Mary Francis, P.C.C.

Nothing good will ever be accomplished in our lives unless we are merciful, unless we are growing in mercy. We will never evoke from others their best selves if we are not merciful to them. Mercy, far from being weakness, requires great strength. Any weakling can be harsh, corrective, demanding. It is only a strong heart that can be merciful, succoring, shielding, excusing. Our Lady invites us to respond to problems by sacrifice and self-renouncement without waiting for a solution, which would be for virtue to appear in the other person. She says, “Take care of your own self-sacrifice, your own renunciation. It will pour out in mercy from your temple upon others.”

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