Encourage one another and build one another up. Pray without ceasing. Test everything. Keep what is good. Avoid all evil. -1 Thess 5:11,17,21,22
Sunday, May 20, 2018
The Spiritual Works of Mercy
Counsel the doubtful
Everyone goes through tough times.
Instruct the ignorant
Ignorance is a destructive but correctable force.
Admonish the sinner
This may be the toughest one. We are called to NOT IGNORE other's sins but to call them out, gently.
Comfort those in sorrow
We are all hurting. Sometimes it is closer to the surface.
We all get bruised. Let it go. It hurts you more than it hurts anybody else.
Bear wrongs patiently
Shit happens. Sometimes you just have to slog through the tough patch. Do it with grace.
Pray for the living and the dead
Pray for the living is self-evident. Praying for the dead can be as simple as asking God to send an angel or solace to your loved-one in their solitary times of crisis. God created time and is not limited by it (Gen 1:1-5 and Gen 1:14)