Mercy

Start by reading Micah 6:8-   God desires that we love mercy, defined as kindness, goodness, and faithfulness.  One of the best examples of mercy, besides Jesus, in human history was Mother Theresa.  Her success wasn’t worldly success, but she captivatingly spoke and rulers of nations listened.  Why?  She represented the selflessness and beauty of Jesus.  In regard to oppression she said, “We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.”  In Isaiah, God tells us to feed, shelter and clothe the poor, and He reminds us not to turn our backs on our own flesh and blood.  Often our most challenging responsibility is our own family.

Read:  Isaiah 58:6-8; 1 John 3:17-18

Pray:  Equip me to love mercy by investing in my family and teaching them by example to love others with Your selfless love.

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