Man and the World in the Measure of God’s Mercy Cover Image

Čovjek i svijet po mjeri Božjega milosrđa
Man and the World in the Measure of God’s Mercy

Author(s): Anton Tamarut
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Philosophy of Religion
Published by: Katolički bogoslovni fakultet
Keywords: mercy; reconciliation; forgiveness; joy; sin; man; world;

Summary/Abstract: Although, due to the mystery of sin and lawlessness, our view of man and the world is often a cause of preoccupation and anxiety, it is also filled with hope and with security in faith (Romans 8:25-25; Hebrews 11:1). Even today, the words of Holy Scripture remain: “Where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through justification for eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 5, 20-21). Mercy, seen as a path to abandon spiritual and material slavery, is possible even today because God with his unconditional and infinite love did not abandon the world. God, through the Son and the Holy Spirit, even in the darkest moments and in the desert of the contemporary world extends the hand of mercy and keeps the door of his home wide open (Cf. Matthew 28:20). The responsibility and mission of the Church rests on the personal and collective experience of God’s Mercy, on the fact that the Heavenly Father reconciled us with himself, with our neighbors, with ourselves, and with all creatures and put in us the language of reconciliation, inviting us to mercy and forgiveness. All of Jesus’s disciples and friends should be, in the contemporary world, the source of mercy and forgiveness, the family in which mercy, forgiveness and reconciliation live in an optimal way and multiply.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 171-193
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Croatian