Among Women Espresso Shot #41: Blessed are the merciful

Let me take this time to wish you a blessed Easter.

I know this has been a difficult time as we experience together pandemic-related life changes. It is in this time that we must hold fast to our faith and lean into prayer even more. I am praying for you. Please pray for me.


Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
– Hebrews 13:8


Over at Among Women, I’m marching on with the continuing series on the Beatitudes. As we cling to Christ, and attempt to conform ourselves more deeply to Christ, we will get through whatever comes our way in this life, on the way to the next. That’s what Easter is all about: Hope for new life!



Here’s the topic for episode 41 of the Among Women “Espresso Shot”: The Beatitudes – “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.”

In this espresso shot, I examine the third Beatitude from Matthew 5:7: “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.”

This is the sixth podcast in a 9-podcast series devoted to reviewing the eight Beatitudes that open Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew. In this podcast, I’m examining how mercy reflects Jesus, and how it ought to be an attitude and disposition in our lives, and how this beatitude points us toward heaven.

Listen to Among Women Espresso Shot #41 here, or search for Among Women on iTunes or iHeartRadio. 

Be sure to explore the links below about the image of Jesus as the Divine Mercy, and devotion to the Divine Mercy. I’ve also including links to the whole beatitudes series thus far, as well.

Links for this episode:

Didache Bible 

Divine Mercy Image

Everything you need to know about devotion to the Divine Mercy 

Petition to add St. Maria Faustina Kowalska to the Doctors of the Church

Other podcasts of related interest:

About St. Faustina and Divine Mercy:

AW Espresso Shot 8: Praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet
AW 49: Aspects of Divine Mercy discussed
AW 3: St. Faustina and the devotion to Divine Mercy

Previous podcasts in the Beatitudes series:

AW Espresso Shot 40: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness
AW Espresso Shot 39: Blessed are the meek
AW Espresso Shot 38: Blessed are those who mourn
AW Espresso Shot 37: Blessed are the poor in spirit
AW Espresso Shot 36: An overview of the Beatitudes


Image credit: D Casp from Pixabay.