Het mysterie barmhartigheid

Translated title of the contribution: The mystery of mercy

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Abstract

Only God can be merciful, for He can fulfill our shortcomings. Man, who has a body, can feel compassion: he or she can feel where the suffering is, and thus where mercy is needed: feed the one who is hungry, visit the one who is lonely. If man pretends to be able to fulfill our shortcomings, he or she will only create new shortcomings. But if the divine mercy is offered without the human feeling of compassion, we might end up visiting the one who is hungry, and feeding the one who is lonely.
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)136-141
Number of pages6
JournalFranciscaans Leven
Volume99
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Speelman, Willem Marie. / Het mysterie barmhartigheid. In: Franciscaans Leven. 2016 ; Vol. 99, No. 4. pp. 136-141.
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Speelman, WM 2016, 'Het mysterie barmhartigheid', Franciscaans Leven, vol. 99, no. 4, pp. 136-141.

Het mysterie barmhartigheid. / Speelman, Willem Marie.

In: Franciscaans Leven, Vol. 99, No. 4, 2016, p. 136-141.

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