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Mercy is Underserved Kindness

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A nagging question in my mind has always been how to be kind to bad people or even those who beg in the streets seeing that they are strong and healthy but prefer to beg. 

Today I got this on my email and wanted to share:

The Bible says that God is kind to bad people (see Luke 6:35-36). We somehow know this already, but it still jars our sense of “justice.”

One day, some brilliant men were debating about what makes Christianity different from other religions. The discussion was heated and lively, with all sorts of answers being raised.

That was when the great thinker and apologist, C.S. Lewis, entered the room. The men turned their attention to the late comer and asked him, “So Lewis, what makes Christianity different from other religions?”

He looked at them and said one word.

When he spoke, everyone remained quiet.

The debate was over.

What is mercy?

Mercy is undeserved kindness.
We believe God is kind to those who do not deserve His kindness at all. In another part of the Bible, it says, When the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy (Titus 3:4-6).

Now I know what to do.


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