Home Podcasts Fr. Dave's Homilies Fr. Dave's Homilies Jesus Unique Ability To Temper Justice With Mercy Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent. Father Dave says that Jesus had a unique ability to be compassionate and merciful towards everyone he met, but also he was able to uphold God’s laws in a loving way. We should strive to be like Jesus, merciful but yet faithful to his rules. Preached at St.Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 04-03-17.