Tag Archives: Year of Mercy

I only have five loaves and two fish…

“Five loaves and two fish are all we have here.” (Matthew 14:17) A couple months ago, I gave a copy of my book, Be Not Afraid, to a homeless man. As I pulled up the corner, I was prepared to give … Continue reading

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Coming Home

  Alan Graham, of Mobile Loaves and Fishes, says that the main cause of homelessness is a catastrophic failure of the family. If the family of a person with mental illness, disabilities or drug addiction doesn’t have the financial, emotional, or … Continue reading

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What about when we need mercy?

  In this Year of Mercy, we hear many ways that we can and should be merciful. The Works of Mercy are actions, whether physical, mental, or spiritual. As a person who loves to help others, this is very accessible to … Continue reading

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Prayer

The power of prayer is incredible. I’ve watched it work miracles; I’ve watched healings, spiritual and physical; and I’ve watched it bring peace where there once was none. When we are asked to pray for someone in a desperate situation, … Continue reading

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Peace

As I head off to visit some friends in the hospital, (doing my Act of Mercy for the day) I remember a comment made by a friend who lost both her parents to extended illness. There were people who came … Continue reading

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Comfort the Afflicted

I was wrestling with what I was going to say today, and thought I’d look at the next Act of Mercy. It is to comfort the afflicted. Of course. Hasn’t that been my theme here the last couple weeks? The … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

It’s funny that the next act of mercy seems to be the same as the one before. To forgive offenses willingly seems like to be the same as bearing wrongs patiently. They are definitely tied up together. I think the key … Continue reading

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Bear Wrongs Patiently

The act of mercy to bear wrongs patiently seems a bit backwards doesn’t it? As we delve again into the Year of Mercy, it seems that the object of this one should be the one being wronged, not the one committing … Continue reading

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Corrections

  I’m going to jump back into the Year of Mercy today. “Admonish Sinners” can be a bit tricky. Aren’t we told not to judge, and to remove the log from our own eye before worrying about the speck in … Continue reading

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Being Used

  Last Friday, my family and I went on a food run for Mobile Loaves and Fishes, feeding the poor and homeless. It was one of those magical nights where we just watched as God used us to do His work. … Continue reading

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