Reflective Prayer: Faith Traditions & Mercy
Bridget Crisp rsm (Aotearoa New Zealand)
Mercy is a universal expression and action that has no boundaries for people of many faith traditions or with no faith tradition. To discern Mercy, is to go deep into the human psyche … to reflect more deeply on the importance of justice and compassion…
In our Catholic tradition we have entered into the beginning of Lent, a time for conversion of the heart. Traditionally prayer, fasting and almsgiving are seen as ways we would observe this penitential season. These three practices can be seen in terms of right relationship. Prayer addresses the relationship we have with God. Fasting calls us to reflect on ourselves and the way we live our lives. Almsgiving invites us to consider others, and the fact that we journey through life in community. (Notes from Good Shepherd Parish Auckland New Zealand Newsletter, 7th Sunday Ordinary Time)..
Bridget Crisp is a religious sister of Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand. Bridget has an academic background in Agriculture, Development Studies, Teaching and Theology. Bridget has worked has an intern at the Mercy Global Action Desk at the United Nations in New York and is currently the Mercy Global Action Co-ordinator for New Zealand. She works part time at Pax Christi Aotearoa New Zealand and is passionate about the Environment and Social Justice.
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