Matthew 5:7 (KJV)

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Mercy. That is a small word with a huge impact. We don’t hear much about mercy in our society. It is all about “me” and how can “I” get one up on someone. To some, they look at mercy as being weak. But, I believe it takes a strong person to show mercy. It takes strength to forgive someone. It takes a selfless act to help someone struggling. It takes strength to give mercy to someone who you believe doesn’t deserve it.

How do you think God feels? God provides mercy to us even though we don’t deserve it.  He is our greatest example, and we should strive to be like Him. If God can show mercy to us, then we are obligated to show mercy to others.

So, your challenge this week is to give that mercy to someone. Maybe God will present an opportunity for you to display mercy. Or maybe, you have been holding back from giving mercy to someone. I think this week would be a good time to let it go.