Jesus said, “Blessed are the merciful.”
“The Merciful” are those who feel the pain of others and do something about it. God is merciful to us. In spite of all our failures and shortcomings He is still provides for our needs, still forgives us and still loves us. Are we moved by the suffering of others to point of helping them, reaching out to them, being there for them? Or are we apathetic, critical and harsh? Jesus categorically states, “Only those who merciful will receive mercy.” If we haven’t been merciful, we will not receive mercy. There will always be a time when we need God’s help and mercy.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, teach us to be tender and merciful towards others. Remove my stony heart and give me a heart of flesh. Amen