DescriptionReminders to allow myself to be touched, moved inwardly with the conditions of others and act in love and mercy on their behalf.
6 The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, 7 keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation.”
6 For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice,
the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
13 Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
7 And if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless.
14 When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
32 Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion on the crowd because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. And I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.”
27 And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. 28 But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’ 29 So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ 30 He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. 31 When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. 32 Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. 33 And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’
30 And behold, there were two blind men sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” 31 The crowd rebuked them, telling them to be silent, but they cried out all the more, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” 32 And stopping, Jesus called them and said, “What do you want me to do for you?” 33 They said to him, “Lord, let our eyes be opened.” 34 And Jesus in pity touched their eyes, and immediately they recovered their sight and followed him.
13 As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
41 And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it,
34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
1 John 3:18
18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
33 But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion.
20 And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.
12 Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,
15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
Created by David Ortinau on 01/15/2010 | 4412 views