Are you assailed by doubts as to God’s abiding goodness? Do you baulk at happenings that have you imagine that our God is someone aloof, uncaring and merciless? In this book Cardinal Kasper explores in depth the meaning of mercy and the role it must play in the life of the Church and the world. He calls for a rethink on the Christian understanding of God. Drawing upon biblical roots, Cardinal Kasper identifies mercy as God’s fundamental and defining attribute. He then describes the consequences for the praxis of the Church and for the life of the individual Christian entailed by this theological reorientation. You will sense in the text an effort to draw you into God’s perspective on how we ought to relate to one another and how each of us is called to embrace and live out that perspective for the good of others.