Called To Be An Apostle Of Mercy – Homily by Archbishop William Goh (09 Sep 2019)

By | September 12, 2019


What this world needs most today is
mercy and compassion. Unfortunately, this world is filled with
wounded people, broken people, hurtful people. People are just retaliating
against one another. You read the social media, full of angry words. It is not
about helping you, it is not about encouraging you, it is not about
uplifting you. Everywhere you go, you ask yourself, are you an apostle of mercy in
your office, in your family? When people look at you, do they see you as a merciful
person? Or as a judgemental person? If you have that kind of mouth, you grieve the
Holy Spirit. What we are called to do – reveal the Christ in us. And Christ comes to give
us life, to heal lives, to forgive sinners. It’s about saving life, not destroying life.
If you want to be merciful and compassionate, you must get in touch with
people’s lives, people’s struggles, people’s sinfulness. And that keeps me in my place.
Otherwise you lose the human touch. Otherwise you can no longer feel with
people. We need to feel with people, hear their stories, hear their pains, hear
their anguish. And you will look at people very differently. You will look at
them with the eyes of love and compassion because we are all in that
situation. Without contemplating on the Passion of Christ which we celebrate
every time in the Eucharist, His sacrifice for us, we will not have the strength to
love, to forgive. And always forgive because God has never stopped
forgiving us.

One thought on “Called To Be An Apostle Of Mercy – Homily by Archbishop William Goh (09 Sep 2019)

  1. Joy Hsiu Yin Kwa Post author

    Thank you archbishop william goh seng chye for your wonderful homily shalom peace and god bless

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