Choose to love…and love will return to you.

(Listen to my song “Mercy Reigns” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Luke 6:37-38

“Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven. Give and gifts will be given to you.”


You’ve heard the saying, “What goes around comes around.”

It’s really true.

When you judge someone…you are really judging yourself as better than whomever you are judging.

When you look down on someone…you place yourself on a pedestal. And you know in your heart of hearts…that you are guilty of whatever it is you are finding fault in someone else.

The truth is…we all need forgiveness.

We all need mercy.

We all need unconditional love.

And God always gives it to us.

Jesus modeled it when he forgave from the cross: “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34).

He willingly and freely forgave his killers…even when they had not asked for forgiveness.

Instead of returning violence with violence…he responded with mercy.

Jesus modeled what is true: When you forgive…forgiveness returns to you.

This is the kind of mercy that changes hearts and transforms lives.

It’s the kind of love that makes me want to share the gift of this “saving” forgiveness with you.

I want you to receive the gift that by Grace I received.

Receive it…and be free.


Listen to the song of the day “Mercy Reigns” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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2 Responses to Freedom

  1. Pingback: Choose to Love – Merging Traffic

  2. den169 says:

    Used a quote from this post in my blog today. 🙏

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