Why should I be merciful?
Isn’t it enough that I forgive, I now need extend mercy to others? Hmm…how many times have you secretly had these thoughts? If you are like me, you engaged in this line of thinking more often than you want to admit. Mercy is a tough virtue to “want” to grasp, especially from a “giving mercy” perspective. We naturally think it’s a one way proposition; the other guy gets all the mercy.
“What’s in it for me?”
As human beings, we always want a quid-pro-quo (I do something for you, you do something for me). However, that is contrary to how mercy works. By providing that softer attitude toward a repentant sinner, rather than the deserved Continue reading