Relationships are messy and sometimes feelings are hurt. How to respond? That is the question. In Matthew 18 Jesus offers outlines steps we might take. The goal of those steps is reconciliation, something that will always require mercy. Sometimes reconciliation isn't possible but even then God calls us to forgiveness. Always, there is value in mercy. If not for reconciliation with someone then for our liberation from them and from the pain they caused in our lives. Always there is value to mercy, and always God calls us to be merciful.
March 11, 2019