Pope Francis has made his mark as a man of compassion and mercy, spending time with prisoners, outcasts, and those who may have unfortunately been considered enemies of the Christian church. In his short book, The Name of God is Mercy, Pope Francis describes what should be the hallmark of Christian people.
In a clear and concise manner, Pope Francis describes mercy as the primary attribute of God. He sounds a call to all Christians to be “an oasis of mercy,” a people dedicated to acts of love and kindness. It is unfortunate that the Christian church has a history of being judgmental and rigid, turning away those who are searching for mercy and forgiveness in the name of holiness.
If Christians around the world would heed the plea of Pope Francis, we would see a dramatic shift in how those who are hurting, in poverty, homeless, hungry, mourning, grieving are cared for. Even for those who do not claim Jesus as their Lord, no one can deny the high need for mercy in the world today. Read this book and learn how the name of God truly is mercy.
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