Monday, March 14, 2011

Sharing God's Mercy

"I assure you, as often as you did it for one of My least brothers, you did it for Me." –Matthew 25:40

I was in need of guidance,
and you shared your faith with me.

I was in spiritual dryness,
and you prayed for me.

I had been away from the church for some time,
and you invited me.

I came from a family that never knew Jesus,
and your love for him warmed my heart and drew me it.

As Christians, we are called to love our neighbor as ourselves, to share God’s mercy with both believers and non-believers. We are called to be a light in a world of spiritual darkness.
  It is through the  corporal and spiritual works of mercy that we truly practice our faith.


Lord, remove from my heart the stubbornness of the goat, who butts and kicks when he doesn't get his way.
Please give me the grace to be more trusting like the sheep,
Who hears your voice and follows after you.

13 comments:

jek said...

Beautiful, very well said. I think sometimes we get caught up and forget that the biggest part of our faith is action, living it out and showing others love. That is probably the best way to get the Lord's point across to others.

P.S. Like the new backdrop, a nice, peaceful blue. Very welcoming.

Daily Grace said...

You are right Jek, faith is action.
I am glad you like the new background, I was a little iffy ;)

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

Wonderful!

Daily Grace said...

Thank you Ed.

Ann Nichols said...

Amen!!! This pretty much says exactly how we are to live.
Blessings and thanks for the reminder,
Ann

Julie Cragon said...

I sure can be that goat. This is beautiful. Thank you.

Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Wonderful post..

Daily Grace said...

Ann,

I need lots of reminders! Thank you for stopping by! I really like your site, I am learning a lot! God bless

Daily Grace said...

Julie,

Unfortunately, I a big goat, kinda like the Billy Goat Gruff from time to time.

I am glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping by.

Daily Grace said...

Thanks Jackie!

Mary333 said...

I loved your prayer at the end, DG! I can be a goat at times, too, and I'm always asking God to soften my heart! Great post!

Colleen said...

SOOOO beautiful! I want to read this over and over. Love the picture too. The image of the Good Shepherd is one of my favorites.

Daily Grace said...

Thank you so much Colleen!I really liked the picture when I saw it too!

God bless