Lesson Plans for Polarization (2019)
Bringing Love to a Hurting World
Our world often is confused by what true mercy looks like. Pope Francis calls us to a culture of encounter, to recognize the dignity in the person in front of us. This encounter leads us to action on their behalf by serving others through works of mercy. In so doing, our hearts change and we learn to be merciful as our Heavenly Father is merciful.
Story of the Unmerciful Servant, Matthew 18: 21-34 - Link
Light-hearted 6 minute video rendition of the story
Les Miserables - Link
offers a well-known example of mercy in this 3.5 minute scene with Jean Valjean and Bishop Myriel from the 2010 version of the movie