Luke 6: 36
“Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”
When a person proves that he or she is not worthy of our trust or respect, we have as little to do with that person as possible. God, on the other hand, loves us despite our sins, despite our unworthiness and sent his only son into this world to save us.
God’s love is merciful. God hears the cry of the suffering, and forgives the sins of the sinful. With God, there is the promise of the second chance, a new beginning, and a new life.
Because God is merciful, said Jesus, we should be merciful to others. “Go,” he said, “and sin no more” (John 8:11).
May the love of Christ be with you
Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)