The Diocese of Salt Lake City is publishing short reflections during the Year of Mercy. Today’s reflection is from Tom Devereux, who serves as a pastoral minister in a hospital:
This Year of Mercy is an invitation to love and to express compassion, to reach beyond what is comfortable, and to examine our own strengths and weaknesses. I recall during a visit to a hospital in Assisi, Pope Francis said, “We are among the wounds of Jesus.” For me, to share another’s cross, even if for a brief moment, is certainly that very invitation to love; it is indeed the invitation to spend time among the wounds of Jesus.
Mr. Devereux goes on to say that the diverse group of people he comes into contact with all deserve to be cared for with mercy. Read the rest of his reflection here.