Brothers and sisters, we hear again in today’s readings that God’s mercy is abundant and endless. Perfection is not required of us. In fact, self-righteous legalism and judgmentalism buy us nothing. What matters is faith and repentance. No sin is too great for God’s mercy. Not only is this incredibly hopeful for each of us, it’s also important — and challenging — to remember, because we are all called to show mercy to others.