Available Online: 30 April 2022
The mystery of Incarnation is the fundamental belief and the central aspect of the Christian faith. It is through the Incarnation that the infinite love and immeasurable compassion of God are most prominently revealed. The contents of this paper are divided into two main parts. The first part presents the basic concepts of God’s divine mercy and compassion as Incarnational and lays down their biblical foundation. The second part is the theological application of God’s divine mercy and compassion in response to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The image of the Good Samaritan is the key metaphor of God’s compassion that illustrates and embodies the ideas in this paper. Although the manner of the research study is expository, the nature of this paper requires some analysis of the materials and the practical application of the kind of theology elaborated in the body of the paper. To a certain extent, the methodology of this paper is made up of critical and analytic elements which clarify and accentuate the injunction of “Go and do likewise”—a mandate fashioned as a theological response, which is Incarnational, to the current global crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Keywords: incarnation, scriptures, mercy and compassion, COVID-19 pandemic, practical theology
Cite this article:
Nguyen, T. B. T. (2022). God’s divine mercy and compassion as Incarnational: A practical theology in the crisis of COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 11(8), 103-109. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2022.312