Agents of Mercy

August 7, 2020

Okay, time to get down to business.  Folks, the truth of the matter is, God has chosen you to be a part of His network … one of His special agents.  What’s your assignment?  He wants you to be an “agent of mercy” – an “agent of mercy” – to the people around you.   

What’s the best way to do that in today’s world?  Let me put it this way: As the world becomes more unkind, more mean, more crass … we need to become more kind.  That’s what it means to be an “agent of mercy.”

Let me ask you this:  Is the world today becoming more loving or more self-centered?  Is the world today more polite than it was ten years ago or more rude?  Politics … more unified or more divided?  Don’t even get me started!

So here’s the big breakthrough thought for you:  In a mean world, our greatest witness to the world is showing mercy. 

In a mean, unkind world – filled with mean, unkind people – our greatest witness to the world is showing kindness.  Our greatest witness to the world is showing mercy.  Because it’s so unusual, it stands out.  That’s why Jesus said: “Show mercy to others, just as your Father shows mercy to you!”  (Matthew 6:36) Jesus was saying, “I want you to be a special agent – an “agent of mercy.”

Would you say this?  Dear God, I want to be an “agent of mercy.”  So, Lord, help me to start looking and listening for people’s needs.  If I care, I have to be aware.  Help me to see the needs of people at work, at school, with the people I hang around with. 

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