Sunday, August 9, 2015

...but the greatest of these is love.

I am a firm believer in justice.  Doing right was instilled in me as a child, from my earliest memories. I understand that, in some cases, "doing right" can have different meanings. Not all things are black and white. But regarding the behaviors that are, I believe people should be held accountable for their wrong-doing and suffer the consequences of those decisions.

Justice is very definitely needed in our society. It’s what helps us to feel safe and live lives we love, free of fear. That principle is in the Bible. You know what else is in the Bible? Grace, Compassion, Mercy. Grace, compassion and mercy are surely just as needed and a lot more of them.  Recently, I've become more cognizant of the fact that I’m not the best when it comes to showing mercy to others who don’t do what I think they should do. And many times I don’t show compassion to people who often need it. And when I'm not compassionate, I am not being like Jesus. Being like Him is what I am called to be. It's what I want to be. It's what Christianity is all about. It is the basis for everything in my life. And that foundation comes from His Word, The Holy Bible.

I am praying for the Lord to do a mighty work in my life and my heart and give me the grace, compassion and mercy I need to show to others.  I know He can. If I am willing.

“…but the greatest of these is love.”

I Corinthians 13

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