Whatever Happened to Mercy?

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy Matthew 5:7 Whatever happened to mercy in our political arena and in our community? Where is forgiveness clearly messaged towards people who don’t agree with us, live up to our standards or fit in with our tight knit circle? When we are anxious to pick up stones to…

New Sunrise – New Mercy

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning Lamentations 3:22 Did you ever stop to think that while the sun sets on this side of the earth it is rising on the other? At the same time that the sun is setting on one day it is is…

The Gift of Mercy

Blessed are the Merciful for they shall receive mercy. Matthew 5:7 ESV In the middle of a crisis it feels good to find someone to blame, but it is far better to find someone to help. Last week in Casigno Italy, Father Giuseppe Berardelli died of the Covid-19 virus after giving his respirator away to…

The Best Gift is Free

Blessed are the merciful for they shall receive mercy. Matthew 5:7 ESV It is not long until Christmas and some might be thinking about what kind of gifts to give. For the people closest to us we often focus on something personal. For those whom we do not know so well we may stockpile a…

God’s Point of View

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:6 I learned a few valuable lessons during my time as a tree surgeon that has helped me in my climb of faith. Tree climbing can be dangerous but our perception of that danger depends…