The Jubilee year will close with the liturgical Solemnity of Christ the King on 20th November 2016 and the MFL Project Office’s Light for the Path resource of six family-friendly reflective sessions concludes this month with the release of Session 6: ‘When did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?’ (Mt 25:37) – the Kingdom of Mercy.’
‘May the balm of mercy reach everyone, both believers and those far away, as a sign that the Kingdom of God is already present in our midst!’ Extract from Pope Francis’ document on the Year of Mercy, MV 5
The resource has been produced by Caroline Dollard, the Project Office’s Family Catechesis Development Worker, to help families enter into this special time for the church, beginning at home. At the heart of each session is a Scripture passage from one of the texts referred to by Pope Francis in his letter Misericordiae Vultus or ‘The Face of Mercy’. The session material helps us to reflect on what mercy means and how we live it in our daily lives. Light for the Path is designed for use in a relaxed, informal setting, with any combination of family people: parents, children, grandparents, uncles, sons, daughters, aunts, brothers, sisters and cousins.