30 Jul Heart to Heart with God: A Journey Towards Acceptance Day 57
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015~
Day 57-West Palm Beach, Florida:
We all receive mercy from God for our sins and for the original sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. We also receive mercy during the Sacrament of Baptism to have our sins washed away and to reborn in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior. Therefore, how can we not show mercy on our own brothers and sisters who have sinned against us? Is it that difficult to show love and mercy to others, as God has instructed us numerous times in the Bible?
Most days we spend a considerable amount of time analyzing events of the day and trying to rationalize the behavior of others. We can reduce our stress and save ourselves ample amounts of time, by just turning it all over to God through prayer for Him to judge those who may have hurt us or are still hurting us at work or maybe at home in our family life. God can heal all of our pain and release us from having the burden of walking around consumed by the actions of others through the gift of mercy.
As we pray and ask to be forgiven for our sins, we also should allow the Holy Spirit to come into our hearts and cleanse us of hate and anger towards others simultaneously. When we give mercy to others in the same manner that we receive mercy from God, we are lifted up and can rejoice knowing that our actions are indeed Holy and just to our Father. When we do not have the strength to endure, God will help us. When we are grieving, God will be with us. When we are naked and alone, God will lift us up and never let go. When we lose our way, God will always lead us back home. When we are weak and fall short, God will have mercy on us.
Reflection Day #57
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: