Thursday, 31 May 2012

A Tsunami of Compassion.

We can be overcome with misfortune by accidents of nature or the misdeeds of our brothers and sisters.  But God is not in the accidents or the misdeeds, God is in the helping hand and the acts of kindness and compassion which follow upon misfortune.

God "is patient with you, not wanting any to perish"*(NRSV) and God requires of His followers that they should be the same.  Otherwise "what more are you doing than others?"**(NRSV).

*2 Peter 3:9.
**Matthew 5:47.

(Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible,copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.)

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