In this Advent message for the Year of Mercy, Bishop Nicholas reflects on the value of embracing and supporting those in need. He points to Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche, as an example of showing mercy to others. L'Arche communities are where people with and without learning disabilities share a life living and/or working together. Bishop Nicholas reflects on how showing mercy in this way is a blessing for us. He goes on to say that not only is it a blessing, but mercy changes us.