Sunday, July 26, 2009

Saying of the Desert Christians: Love 2


One of the beloved of Christ who had the gift of mercy used to say, "The one who is filled with mercy ought to offer it in the same manner in which he has received it, for such is the mercy of God."

Some thoughts

This Saying always moves me to tears. You may be asking why. The reason is that every single day, I see the opposite. I see those who have been blessed withhold that same blessing from others.

Every single one of us is created in the image and likeness of God. God sees none of us as better or more worthy than another. God gives His unconditional love to all in equal measure. If we say we are Christians, if we say we are loved by God then how can we do other than embrace every other human being, every other aspect of creation with the same compassion, love and mercy which God first gave to us?

FWIW, this is what this Saying says to me.


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