Pearls, Gates and Mercy

Tuesday, June 26, 2018


Today, in Mercy, Matthew begins to wrap up the long series of instructions related to the Sermon on the Mount. Three familiar, and very direct, closing points punctuate today’s reading:

  • Pearls before swine
  • Do unto others
  • Enter by the narrow gate

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They sound a bit like what a wise parent might say to a child as he or she goes off to the wide worlds of college, business or marriage. But the core of their message works for us at any age:

Be wise.
Be merciful.
Be focused on God.

Music: Be Thou My Vision

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