God’s Mercy


I can analyze art to explain examples of God's mercy in the Gospel of Luke


Reflect prayerfully on the Scripture reading as you listen.

After all the people had been baptized and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

Luke 3:21-22

Lord Jesus, at your Baptism, the Holy Spirit descended upon you, and your Father proclaimed that you were His beloved Son with whom He was well pleased. Send your Spirit upon us, O Lord, so that we too might be pleasing to the Father and strengthened to share the Good News of salvation.

Our Father...

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Activity 1: The Holy Spirit and Mercy Sacred Art Discussion Questions.

Take several minutes to quietly view the paintings before you say or ask anything. Then, in small groups, discuss the conversation questions. During this time, stay focused on the images and the discussion questions. 

The Holy Spirit and Mercy Sacred Art Discussion Questions.pdf

The Annunciation and The Baptism of Christ

The Annunciation by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

The Baptism of Christ by Murillo and Guido Reni

Discussion Questions

The Good Samaritan

The Good Samaritan by Bassano

The Good Samaritan by David Teniers

Discussion Questions

Activity 2: God’s Mercy Writing

Write a five- to seven-sentence paragraph that responds to the following prompt: