JPAK Vol. 15, Tahun ke-8, April 2016

Agustinus Supriyadi

Dosen pada STKIP Widya Yuwana Madiun


The theme is taken for this Jubilee is “Compassionate like God – Like the Merciful Father” (Lk 6:36). God  is essentially show mercy, even declared himself  the Almighty through His mercy. We must realize that God’s mercy was not a sign of weakness, but a sign of power. Since the Old Testament, God invites each individual to reflect on his mercy, as proclaimed by the prophet Zephaniah. God has to get rid of the punishment that fell upon His people (Zephaniah 3:15). God is also present  in the midst of  His people  (Zephaniah 3:17) expressed his compassion and solidarity. Moreover, God refurbish the people with His love (Zephaniah 3:17). God’s mercy is transformed and entered into the history of mankind, in the person of Jesus Christ. He is the perfect face  of God’s mercy. Finally, everyone is called to show the face of the compassion of God through everyday life. God’s love is so great that it revealed first of the works of creation. His love for  man revealed in action by creating the universe and it is all provided for humans. Because after all there (the earth and its contents) God created man in the image of Himself

Keywords: God, Merciful, compassion

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