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“Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful…
For the measure with which you measure
will in return be measured out to you.”
So many “religious” roads lead to the same answer: love your neighbor as yourself, do unto others as you would have them do unto you; measure out to others as you want to be measured; forgive us our trespasses as we forgive others. I think you get it. But yet, on the highway, I am kind of happy when the other guy who sped pass me gets a ticket and at the same time I want mercy for me when I get pulled over by the highway police. I do think this is harder for some of us than others and I think for many of us we can do it in some areas and not so much in others. Lent is the time for each of us to examine those areas in which have a hard time treating others the way we want to be treated? And for those of us who generally find this hard, we need to pick at least one area, or person, and focus on doing it God’s way toward that person, or in that area.