October 21, 2019

Tag - Mercy

Unforgivable? Not Really

On the evening of August 17, 1998, President William Jefferson Clinton addressed the American people with these words: This afternoon in this room, from this chair, I testified before the Office of Independent Counsel and the grand jury. I answered...

What are these Eternal Dwellings?

And the master commended that dishonest steward for acting prudently…I tell you, make friends for yourselves with dishonest wealth, so that when it fails, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings. (Luke 16:8-9) Any western person of...

Casting Our Nets Toward Jesus

In 1984 a woman named Velma Barfield was executed in North Carolina—the first woman in the United States to receive the death penalty in over twenty years. She had murdered six different people, was arrested and convicted, and later freely admitted...

The Victor over Death and Sin

Three weeks ago the celebration was Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion. You remember, the Passion was proclaimed with a narrator, a priest, deacon or our seminarian playing the role of Jesus, a lector doing the other parts, and you folks taking the...

God is Rich in Mercy

A Protestant church was conducting a revival, or mission, one Sunday evening, and the pastor announced to his congregation that he had invited a visiting minister, one of his dearest childhood friends, to give the sermon that night. With that, an...

God’s Mercy Includes Us

One summer a nine-year-old boy named Johnny, and his twin sister Sally, were visiting their grandparents’ farm for a week. Johnny was given a slingshot to play with, and late one morning he went out into the woods to practice—but no matter how hard...

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