Posts Tagged "Be merciful"

Be merciful

Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful A young veterinarian was visiting a farm out in the country.   He tried out a new treatment on a cow, and to his horror, the cow died a few days later.   The farmer could have sued him and ruined his reputation in the farming community, but he didn’t.   He never even brought it up again.   The young vet was so struck by his behavior that throughout his life, whenever someone wronged him, he thought...

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Be merciful, just as also your Father is merciful

Be merciful, just as also your Father is merciful.  One of the reasons Jesus’ teaching on mercy is so challenging is that we face many opportunities to practice it each day.   Like many other challenges, our best defense is a good offense.   We are better able to rise to these challenges if we prepare ourselves for them in advance.   So what can we do?   What attitudes come before mercy? First there’s love.   When Jesus commands us to be...

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