Learning to love mercy
Let this be a reminder, God isn't motivated by a desire to punish us. God wants to see us transformed. God’s mercy has the power to cause that kind of transformation in our lives, then empower us to show that same mercy to others. When it comes to justice, God is calling us to love mercy.
Question of the Day: What is one situation you need to learn from so you can be better at loving mercy as God calls us to?
NOT Getting what we deserve...
Sometimes mercy is defined in contrast to grace, but most of the time mercy and grace go together. Some might say it like this: If grace is like "getting a gift we don't deserve," then mercy is "not getting what we do deserve"—that is, punishment for our sins.
By taking on our punishment for sin, Jesus displayed an act of great mercy, Jesus died on our behalf.
Because of Jesus, we did not get the punishment we deserved—that's mercy. Instead, we get the gift of eternal life that's grace.
Question of the Day:
How are you called to love mercy, to show mercy to others around you? Showing mercy to your sibling after they mess up? Showing mercy to a neighbor? Whatever the situation and whomever the person, how do you show mercy?
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Weekly posts pertaining to the Confirmation Lessons for the week. A great way for families to have conversations of faith at home, on the road, or around a meal.