The Year of Mercy
Michael A. Hayes
In this speech by Portia in The Merchant of Venice Shakespeare offers an insight into the effect of mercy. It is a blessing for the person who receives mercy and it is a blessing for the person who gives mercy. Later in the speech he acknowledges that mercy is an attribute of God.
Message from the Editor
With the ever-evolving needs of the Church, The Pastoral Review aims to reach all those actively involved in all aspects of pastoral responsibilities within the Church. By listening to what the spirit is saying to the Church through the reflecting on the scriptures (Rev.2:7), considering new pastoral initiatives and engaging in issues that impact on pastoral ministry, The Pastoral Review seeks to be a resource for the Church today.