“Mercy” shows us what our attitude should be toward others who offend us. Undoubtedly, everyone has offended and been offended and mercy is the method to solve the problem. It’s a bit like Karma, you get what you serve.
“Fear and Faith” contrasts the different effect of each of these, showing the quality of faith as opposed to the emotion of fear.
“Whatever measure you measure out will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38
Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 2 Corinthians 9:6
“CHARACTER is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” Abraham Lincoln
It is doubtful if anyone ever made a success of anything who waited around until all the conditions were “just right” before starting.
Success is not measured by the heights one attains, but by the obstacles that were overcome in their attainment.
God is the best listener. You don’t need to shout nor cry out loud because He hears even the very silent prayer of a sincere heart. –Anonymous
The kind of peace that’s held together by rules and enforcers disintegrates as soon as it appears one side has failed to comply.
Like today, where it seems each news cycle hails a social media war fought by angry people with ever-polarizing opinions.
Create peace by loving others into good will.
Communication is not always easy. In fact, for some of us, listening is a matter of difficult discipline.
The head has not heard until the heart has listened.
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt comes from the darkest storm.
How rare it is to find a soul quiet enough to hear God speak! –Francois Fenelon
Our ability to stay with God in our closet measures our ability to stay with God out of the closet.