Monday, March 18, 2019
Today, in Mercy, Jesus tells us to be merciful, as God is merciful.
I think that’s really hard.
Being merciful is not too hard with poor, unfortunate souls for whom life is one tragedy after another.
It’s not too hard when someone innocent is suffering unjustly.
But, gosh, it’s difficult to be merciful in the face of meanness, stupidity, selfishness and arrogance.
Yet God is merciful to me when I’m like that.
The Gospel’s message is painfully straightforward. It calls me to examine all my judgmental thoughts and actions and to reverse them.
I don’t know about you, but I’m going to be busy for a while working on this one.
Music: The Mercy Song – Paul Alexander