CULTIVATING HEARTS OF MERCY
We may ponder the ways that Lent is a journey towards mercy. The life of Jesus shows us what a heart of mercy looks like. The gospels portray Jesus as showing mercy to sinners, demonstrating love for his enemies, showing hospitality to strangers, and equipping people to love themselves and others. Jesus’ heart was merciful all the way, even unto death.
In harsh contrast, the world fosters a spirit of resentment, revenge, greed, and hatred of those who are different from us. Our world knows far too little about mercy, and may even regard mercy as foolish. “No one gets ahead by being merciful,” the world might say. In response, Jesus says, “Blessed are the merciful.”
This year’s Lenten Devotional Booklet will include reflections on “cultivating God’s mercy” by members of our own congregation. We will enrich our own lives through reading the thoughts and questions of the people we meet on Sunday and during the week.
Cultivating God’s Mercy will be available in paper booklet form on February 11th at church. You may view or download the 2018 booklet HERE: 2018 Lenten Devotional Booklet >>
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