Monday, 28 January 2019 08:37

The ABC of Mercy


The fourth Philippine Apostolic Congress on Mercy (PACOM4) whose theme is “Divine Mercy, In Communion with the Young” ended its three-day congress with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist on January 26, 2019.

Rev. Fr. Ernesto Panelo, Spiritual Director of Divine Mercy during the Closing Mass of PACOM 4.
Photo by RCAM-AOC

Focusing on the Divine Mercy of God, Rev. Fr. Ernesto Panelo, Spiritual Director of Divine Mercy shared the ABC of Mercy that devotees of the Divine Mercy should carry in their heart as they live each day of their lives.

“Alam mo ba yung ABC of mercy? A, ask for mercy. Humingi ka ng awa. Bakit ka hihingi? Kasi kailangan mo. B, be merciful. Nakatanggap ka ng awa, mahahawaan ka din ng pagiging maawain ng Diyos. Be merciful kaya nandun yung corporal at spiritual works of mercy. C, complete trust. Dahil marunong kang maawa, marunong ka ring magtiwala sa Panginoon na hindi yan sayo. Hindi mo kaya lahat. Hindi mo kakayanin. Pero kakayanin sa awa ng Diyos,” Fr. Panelo said in an interview by the Archdiocese of Manila - Office of Communications.

He also reminded the young and old Divine Mercy devotees that their faith is deepened and strengthened when they admit and submit themselves to the fact that they need God’s mercy. 

He also told the Archdiocese of Manila – Office of Communications that true devotion to the Divine Mercy is not only through the chaplet and the image. Rather, those serve as reminders that God’s mercy overflows.

“Ang awa ng Diyos talaga para sa lahat. Lahat tayo nangangailangan ng awa ng Diyos. Akala ng ilan yung devotion ng Divine Mercy ay sa chaplet lang saka dun sa image ng Divine Mercy,” Fr. Panelo said.

“Nakakalimutan natin yung chaplet saka yun gimage ng Divine Mercy, powerful paalala yun ng kahit saan kapumunta, kahit na anong edad mo, kahit na sino ka pa, ang awa ng Diyos para sayo. Mapa-bata, matanda; mapa-may asawa o wala; may kapansanan, sugatan, lahat may pinagdadaanan, lahat ay nangangailangan ng awa ng Diyos,” Fr. Panelo added.

Almost four thousand participants attended the last day of the three-day congress on Mercy held at the Filoil Center Flying V in San Juan, Manila from January 24-26, 2019. (Jheng Prado / RCAM-AOC)

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