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Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful – Commentary

Quote:Luke 6:36-38 – 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
Judging Others
37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Unquote.

To be merciful is to forgive – to withold punishment that a person deserves. We are all called to forgive those who have wronged us. No matter what the crime is, we are all called to love one another and to forgive. When we forgive, we must forget. To the person who has wronged us, we must behave in such a manner as if nothing went wrong between us. To forget means ‘not to remember’. So when we do not remember the wrongs that people have committed against us – then that means that things are all back to normal as it was before the wrong was committed. It is very important that we blot out all the hurts and wrongs committed against us by other people and treat people with love and respect.

When we behave thus, Our Father in Heaven will also forgive us our sins and he also will blot out our wrong doings. It is very important that we forgive. When we hold grudges, we are the ones who will be unhappy. But when we forgive, we feel light and happy in our hearts but if we hold grudges and we keep on and on thinking about the hurts people have caused us, then we are the people who would feel unhappy and miserable.

Many of us put ourselves in the place of God and we become very judgemental with people, especially with those who have hurt us. We are called not do condemn another person and if we get into the habit of always finding excuses for people and not condemning them, then we will be treated in the same manner.

We are called to give generously to others for the measure that we give, will be the measure that will be given to us. We will be given much more than what we have given. It will be given till it is all overflowing all around us. There will be so much more given to us.

Today, we are being challenged. Are we ready to take up the challenge? Well, let us get down on our knees and pray for God to give us the grace to live and have all the qualities mentioned above.

Be Merciful – Be Forgiving – Do not condemn – Do not Judge and be Generous!


March 5, 2012 - Posted by | Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christianity, couples, Family, God, God's Love, Happiness, Healing, married couples, Singles, Solution to problems, Youth |

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