Divine Mercy

“For my name’s sake, O Lord, pardon my guilt, for it is great.”  Ps 25:11.  Like the psalmist a believer can call upon God to pardon their iniquities.  He or she does this by seeking the Lord’s grace.  God is infinite and pardons sins as soon as we ask. With his divine majesty the supreme governor and judge dispenses amazing grace.

Charles Stanley (b. 1932), the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in northern Atlanta, Georgia, observed, “The amount of time we spend with Jesus – meditating on His Word and His majesty, seeking His face – establishes our fruitfulness in the kingdom.”  Stanley’s quote showed that God, although willingly pardons our sins continues to bless us with his fruitfulness.

Pardon

God forgives our wrong-doings when we ask.  As we seek bread he feeds us.  Every day he willing renews our encounter with him.  Often he greets us with a redeeming embrace for faithfulness and considers us his disciples.

Voltaire (1694–1778), a French Enlightenment writer and philosopher remarked, “What is tolerance?  It is the consequence of humanity.  We are formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly – that is the first law of nature.”  Like how God pardons us we ought to do likewise to our brothers and sisters.  This is a divine requirement.

The Blood of Christ

Through Christ’s blood all people have hope.  His blood cleanses us, makes us holy, and guides us into bringing the Word to others.  This Christian tradition has been passed down from generation to generation.  We commemorate the death and resurrection of Christ with the sacrament of the Eucharist.

Desmond Tutu (b. 1931), a South African and retired Anglican bishop said, “Hope is being able to see there is light despite all of the darkness.”  When believers participate in the Eucharistic rite it’s a demonstration in the hope to come that isn’t yet seen.  This is a powerful expression of Christianity.

 Our Mediator

Christ is our ideal mediator chosen by God for our salvation.  Through his goodness and grace he blesses us.  Christians honor his holiness and work at imitating him.  They know God’s justice is free from any blemish.  Jesus himself is full of compassion as we practice a Christ-centered spirituality.

Norvalis (1772–1801), a poet, author, and philosopher believed, “Nothing is more dispensable to true religiosity than a mediator that links us with divinity.”  This was the role of our mediator Jesus Christ and priests who intercede for us.

Any God-fearing person can be a mediator.  Their qualifications are based on the fact that they are humble, devout, obedient, and walk in the ways of the Lord.  Such a mediator will always be there for us, praying, encouraging us to walk in righteousness, and being an example for the flock to follow.

 

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