Declaration of mercy

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Matt. 5:7

Independence gives us the freedom to make our own choices, and our own mistakes. With independences comes justice and responsibility that says we pay our own way and bear our own consequences. Mercy runs counter to independence. Mercy is not something we pursue or earn for ourselves. It’s not even a right we deserve. We can’t vote on it for ourselves or legislate it for others. If fact, the only one we can be sure will give it when we ask is Christ.

Lord, show me mercy and help me to show mercy.