“Jesus Christ had a most tender compassion for sinners who were sincerely humble and repentant for their sins. ‘I came for sinners,’ He said, ‘and not for the just,’ who trust in their own justice. The publican who stood far off, Mary Magdalene, the woman taken in adultery, and the Samaritan woman at the well of Jacob were all treated by Him with a kindness and tenderness that astonishes us.”

-Fr. Jean Nicolas Grou, The Spiritual Life

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Michael Lichens is the Managing Editor for Catholic Exchange. When he's not revising and editing, he is often found studying and writing about GK Chesterton, Religion and Literature, or random points of local history. He holds an A.M. from the University of Chicago Divinity School and a BA from The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts.

  • Don Damien Orbea

    I am one who stood far off but have been brought near by the mercy of GOD through JESUS

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