Cultivating a heart of mercy – Day 3.6

Today’s “calibration” deals with the tension between a “short-term fix,” and a more sustainable fix to a situation or problem.  It’s often easy to say that we would rather spend our time and effort on the sustainable solution; but many times that is the end of our discussion and actions – because it is usually harder to find a sustainable solution than it is to do a simple act of mercy.

Jesus told us: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” -(Luke 6:36 – NIV).  Many times it is hard to be merciful;  but if we want to follow Jesus, we will do it any way.  I’m reminded of the following poem by Mother Teresa …

Here is Brandon Hatmaker’s blog for Day 3.6 …

http://barefootprimer.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/rethinking-mercy-week-3-day-6/

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