This week’s Bible Burst is about mercy, forgiveness. I think I like the concluding paragraph…?
What do we want most from others for ourselves? I think it’s mercy…
Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.
I am human and I make mistakes. A lot of them. Not being God and, therefore, not being perfect, I am bound to have flaws, to get things wrong, and to do things that I wish I wouldn’t do. Sometimes, as I am responding to my loved one, I will hear the words coming out of my mouth and wish them back just as they hit the air. My words can be mean – petty, spiteful, downright cruel. And in that moment, with my murderous speech hanging between the two of us, my heart drops down into the pit of my stomach and I hold my breath, begging silently…
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Although crippled by disease, I'm fully alive in love. I write about the terrible beauty and sacred wonder of life, while living with physical disability and severe dependency. A revert to the Catholic faith through atheism, I'm not afraid to ask life's big questions. I explore what it means to be fully human through my weekly blog, and I've written a book titled It's Good to Be Here, published by Sophia Institute Press.