Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgement without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgement. James 2:12 & 13
It’s easy to detect; like a loud alarm that we can’t shut off.
Every time we think of that person; hear their name; or see them, those overwhelming feelings bring on the noise.
Our peace, quietness, wellness is gone.
Replaced by anger, disappointment and fierce justification.
As the noise rallies on and we bring on others in our protest, we march on in righteous demonstration.
I’ve been on the receiving end of such a rally. Publicly flogged. Privately mocked.
Forced humiliation and condemnation.
For me, only hurt, a deeper sense of insecurity, and a feeling of shame covered me.
A vicious cycle that tornadoes into a miry pit.
We can all relate, can’t we? Especially in this culture of all things social.
Just the other day, I fell short. I did not meet a responsibility.
I toiled and feared and worried about the response. The person had every right to press into me. To ensure the assignment was completed.
Instead, I was met with GRACE and understanding. And my self-worth was relieved and confirmed.
In turn, I did the same for another. Receiving such MERCY; it overflows, into understanding and a letting go.
The tether that binds, loosens and the noise stops. Peace rises.
Judgement is left to Another and Love restores.
Happy MERCY giving.