Wednesday, August 17, 2011
"The quality of mercy is not strain'd, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven." (Shakespeare)
Tim Attwell used this quote when he preached to us this morning and reminded us of the unconditional grace of God. Our Creator does not crush us for our foolish, sinful living. Instead, like the dew that surprises us in the morning, God continues to bless us with the gifts of life, love, joy and passion. As dew drops to the earth and nourishes the soil - so God goes beyond anger and retribution to a place of nurturing mercy. And in this we are challenged to become merciful towards other people.
"Teach us, Loving God, to participate in your surprising acts of grace as we love even the undeserving".
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