Sunday, September 18, 2011

Which of these three ... describes YOU?

This is 'Little Mary'.
She was murdered at 1103 Lucerne Terrace in Orlando on November 6, 1999 along with many other infants.

Jesus said: "Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy."
Matthew 5:7

 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying,
"Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”

He (Jesus) said to him (the lawyer),“What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 

And he (the lawyer) answered, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.

And He (Jesus) said to him (the lawyer), “You have answered correctly; do thisand you will live.

But he (the lawyer), desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

Jesus replied,

“A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denariic and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back. 

Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” 

He (the lawyer) said, “The one who showed him mercy.”

And Jesus said to him“You go, and do likewise.
Luke 10:25-37

Which of these three, do you think, describes YOU?

For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. 
James 2:13

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