Mercy and forgiveness transforms hearts.
(Listen to my song “Mercy Reigns” on YouTube by clicking HERE)
2 Corinthians 3:4-6
Such confidence we have through Christ toward God. Not that of ourselves we are qualified to take credit for anything as coming from us; rather, our qualification comes from God, who has indeed qualified us as ministers of a new covenant, not of letter but of spirit; for the letter brings death, but the Spirit gives life.
St. Paul never met Jesus of Nazareth in the flesh.
He met the risen Christ in some mystical encounter on the road to Damascus that changed his life.
The encounter happened when Paul, known at the time as Saul, was a brutal persecutor of Christians.
He knew that all the credit for his life-changing-experience went to God…not to him.
Saul was reborn as Paul.
It was Unconditional Love that he received…pure Grace.
As the saying goes: “God doesn’t call the qualified. He qualifies the called.”
Trying to follow the letter (or the law) without the guidance of the Spirit will make you a harsh enforcer of rules like Saul was.
Paul knew through the example of Christ that God always transforms death to life.
Allow this Spirit of redemption and new birth to be your inspiration.
You are called to be a missionary of mercy.
Allow God to qualify you each moment…starting now.
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Remember…God loves you!