I found a $285 mistake some time back at work. I knew who made the mistake I can tell by the writing, The person I reported it to also knew who made the mistake. Rather than calling his name out loud, he said, I wonder who did that; maybe it was me. Not knowing I knew, and willing to take the mistake on himself to save the guilty party’s embarrassment.
Making A Difference
That got me to thinking, wouldn’t it be nice if more Christians had the mindset to Befriend one another, show compassion, and make a difference. Operating in the Spirit of Love, instead of crucifying others for mistakes made; helping them carry their burdens in the spirit of Simon from Cyrene. Instead of half-heartedly quipping, “Praying for ya,” maybe taking the time to pray with ya.
Mercy and Forgiveness
Seems there are a lot of people standing in line to see that you get what you deserve, but very few line the corridors of mercy and forgiveness.
The Mission of Compassion
As Christians, we should understand that Christ’s first mission was compassion, his second trip will be in judgment. To be Christlike is to fulfill his first mission. That mission is Love, the kind of love you’d show your closest family member. Placing yourself in the shoes of those you don’t understand. Not justifying yourself by what you do for just your friends, but for all.
“And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives” (Jude 1:22-23).