17 Jul God is Mercy (Mt 12:7-8) by Scott Casmer
“If you knew what this meant, I desire mercy, not sacrifice, you would not have condemned these innocent men. For the Son of Man is Lord of the sabbath.” ~ Mt 12:7-8 (full readings)
Scott’s Reflections: The first few lines of Matthew Chapter 12 talk about how there are times when God’s law must be considered the supreme law over the laws of man. We should hope that our laws are aimed at reflecting the will of God, but will fall short in certain circumstances. Those who are part of the Pro-Life movement know that laws which permit and condone killing babies in the womb do not reflect God’s intent in any way. While we may feel like the lawmakers have failed us, this chapter reminds us to be merciful in the same way we need God’s mercy. Through the mercy we show to the lawmakers, pro-“choice” radicals, abortion “doctors,” and parents making difficult decisions, we can bring society closer to living by God’s law.
* Scott Casmer was part of the original fellowship group that led to the formation of the LIFE Runners and is currently the Colorado Springs LIFE Runners chapter leader. Scott works at Schriever AFB and is married with two daughters..
Faith Challenge: Seek an opportunity to show enough mercy to somebody that they wonder why you would do such a thing. Perhaps that person will see God in you.
Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, LifeNews, American Family, Vatican, Project Rachel..
Our Prayers: Pray LIFE Runners Creed to End Abortion. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, unceasingly. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: Carmelite Nuns of Compiegne
Faith Quote: “Nothing humbles and breaks the heart of a sinner like mercy and love. Souls that converse much with sin and wrath, may be much terrified; but souls that converse much with grace and mercy, will be much humbled.” ~ Thomas Brooks
Through Christ our Lord,
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