June 5th, 2005
10th Sunday of Ordinary Time
"I want mercy"
If someone says that he or she believes in God, but does not believe in man, that person does not really believe in God. One has to believe in man, because man is created by God and loved by God, because God believes in man. Therefore do not scratch anybody out, even if he or she totally disgraced himself or herself, even if he or she committed many crimes, even if he or she did not show remorse, because even within such man there is a smoldering spark of God, which can burst into a great fire.
You need to believe not only in God, but also in yourself.