St John Paul II

Mercy is needed in order to ensure that every injustice in the world will come to an end in the splendour of truth. Kraków-Łagiewniki, 17 August 2002 

« Divine Mercy is definitely the limit to evil of which man is the author and the victim ». Memory and identity, p. 71

In no passage of the Gospel message does forgiveness, or mercy as its source, mean indulgence towards evil, towards scandals, towards injury or insult. In any case, reparation for evil and scandal, compensation for injury, and satisfaction for insult are conditions for forgiveness. God, who is rich in mercy, 14

It is not easy to love with a deep love, which lies in the authentic gift of self. This love can only be learned by penetrating the mystery of God’s love. Looking at him, being one with his fatherly heart, we are able to look with new eyes at our brothers and sisters, with an attitude of unselfishness and solidarity, of generosity and forgiveness. All this is mercy !

Homily of the Holy Father for the canonization of Sr Mary Faustina Kowalska Sunday, 30 April 2000

God, who is rich in mercy