Friday, September 13, 2013
(one of these days, I'll figure all this blog-code out, & it'll be brilliant! Until then, I do the best I can. Please bear with me)
Today's 5-minute Friday post is entitled "Mercy," as always sponsored by Lisa-Jo.
So here we go!
Mercy is one of those things that you never know to ask for, but that you always get. Just like "grace,"we need a lot of mercy to go through life. Think about it - you yell at your kids for making a mess, THEN you find out that the dog did it. While it is always hard, I try to ask for forgiveness - when they do, they give you mercy. When you have empathy (not sympathy) for someone, you're showing mercy to them. This is not a bad thing. Showing mercy humanizes the other person - for example, when you give a donation to someone - all of a sudden, they're a person, not an object of sympathy. Try to remember that as you go through your day - I know I will.
Time's up - later!