Archbishop Charles Chaput offers his thoughts on the upcoming Year of Mercy in the Catholic Church beginning Dec. 8 in an extensive commentary he wrote for the December issue of the magazine First Things.
The divine mercy that is the focus of the jubilee year asks us to teach the truth but also to live it, the archbishop writes. It asks us to preach not ourselves but the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ. The Church in this Year of Mercy invites us to encounter anew the love of our Redeemer. She opens her doors to the world and invites all to enter and join the marriage feast of the Lamb.