Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Because HE has been merciful to me…

Mercy is love in action and it’s very tough to do so that’s why you need some very powerful motivators to become a merciful person.
One day some religious hypocrites brought a lady caught in the act of adultery to JESUS where HE was teaching and threw her down in front of HIM. 

They said, “JESUS, this lady was caught in the act of adultery.  And YOU know what the law says – if you’re caught doing adultery, you get stoned to death!”  JESUS said, “You're right.  That’s the law.  The first one of you who has never broken the law gets to throw the first stone.”  And they all silently started walking away. 

Another time JESUS said, “You’re so concerned by the problems in that other person’s life, before you get the speck of sawdust out of your neighbor’s eyes, why don’t you get the telephone pole out of your own eye?”  No contest. 

GOD has been merciful to me so I need to be merciful to other people.  We tend to judge other people by their worse faults and we tend to judge ourselves by our best intentions. 

                                       Don’t find fault with the man
                                         Who limps or stumbles along the road,
                                       Unless you’ve worn the shoes he wears
                                         Or struggled beneath his load.

                                       There may be tacks in his shoes that hurt,
                                         Though hidden away from view
                                       Or the burden he bears placed on your back
                                         Might cause you to stumble too.

                                       Don’t sneer at the man who’s down today
                                         Unless you’ve felt the blow
                                       That caused his shame or felt the shame
                                         That only the fallen know
                                       You may be strong but still the blows
                                         That were his if dealt to you
                                       In the same self way and the same self time
                                         Might cause you to stagger too.

                                       Don’t be too harsh with the man who sins
                                         Or pelts you with words or stones.
                                       Unless you are sure, yea, doubly sure,
                                         That you have not sins of your own
                                       For you, perhaps, that if the tempter’s voice
                                         Should whisper soft to you
                                       As it did to him when he went astray
                                         It would cause you to falter too

Be merciful.  Why?  Because GOD has shown me mercy.

Just a thought from the front porch...

1 comment:

coolingstar9 said...

Yes, it is so easy to find faults from others but the important thing is to find our own faults and correct it.
Yes, change ourselves for the better. It is good to study and apply the religious knowledge into our daily life.
Great post indeed. Yes, I have learnt something good.