This year Pope Francis called for all Christians to embrace a year of mercy. To “rediscover the infinite mercy of the Father who welcomes everyone and goes out personally to encounter each of them.” If I had a meme, it would look something like me plotting ways for Pope Francis to hear my ideas for next year’s theme. I see a dish of M&M’s with Joy, Peace, and Rest. A phone call perhaps: “Dear Holy Father, About that year of mercy. You see I’m weak, and I want a break.”
But not really. I embrace this year of mercy, and it is changing everything.