TRUE AND FALSE MERCY | Father of Mercy: Part 5

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True and False Mercy This is the fifth and final installment in our “Father of Mercy” series. To this point, we’ve outlined what mercy is and several ways we fathers can apply it to our wives and our children. However, I may have inadvertently missed one of the most fundamental lessons of mercy: the difference between true mercy and false …

FORGIVE TO LIVE | Father of Mercy: Part 4

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Magnetic Mercy This is the fourth installment in our series “Father of Mercy.” Recall that if we could simmer down God the Father’s attributes to one word it would be mercy. As Saint John Paul II said, “Mercy is Love’s second name.” In other words, God is Love and Love expresses itself by mercy. It can be concluded that if …

PROTECT TO INJECT | Father of Mercy Part 3

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Mercy Always Has a Cost This is the third installment in our series “Father of Mercy.” During our first session, we discussed that if we could simmer down God the Father’s attributes to a single descriptive word, that word would be mercy. During our last session we discussed the idea that mercy is love’s second name. In other words, God …

JUSTICE OF MERCY | Father of Mercy: Part 2

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Mercy: Love’s Second Name During our last FOSJ session we discussed the single key attribute of a great father: mercy. If we could simmer down all of God the Father’s attributes into one characteristic it would be mercy. A father who is merciful is one who has a compassionate heart that is willing to pay the price for another in …