Mercy Maker

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What the world needs now…is love.

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

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Psalm 69:21

I looked for compassion, but there was none, for comforters, but found none.

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The sentiment expressed in today’s scripture verse would appall anyone who practices any of the world’s major religions.

I know from my many visits to the Festival of Faiths in Louisville (that sadly had to be cancelled this month due to the COVID-19 pandemic), that compassion is the common foundation of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Native American spirituality.

Jesus commanded his followers to love their neighbor.

He further stated, “Whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40).

Jesus also famously told the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-37) who came to the aid of a man who had been beaten and robbed on the street.

Two others including a priest had ignored the victim.

Jesus asked his listener to tell him who was neighbor to the robber’s victim.

The man answered, “The one who treated him with mercy.”

Then Jesus responded, “Go and do likewise.”

In Christianity, we look upon its namesake as he hangs nailed to a cross.

See the one who became the scapegoat, who became the one grossly violated for totally unjust reasons.

Allow compassion to rise inside your heart.

Allow it to spur you to take action on behalf of the suffering, the poor and those unjustly treated.

Give thanks for the doctors and nurses who are valiantly putting their lives at risk now as modern day Good Samaritans.

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

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Purchase my book “Mercy Reigns: A Daily Devotional of Compassion, Comfort and Healing” 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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