“Blessed are the merciful” – Q&A #12

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Question: When will we obtain God’s mercy?

Answer: God’s mercy and grace is coming at you this very minute! It is daily, hourly, every
moment in eternity! That is why the Bible is full of psalms of praise and songs of thanksgiving.
God is so generous. Life is good!

“Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits.” (Psalm 89)

“O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: his mercy endureth for ever.” (Psalm 136)

If God gives mercy all the time, why must we be merciful first in order to obtain mercy? Because, a lack of love and mercy would darken our thought, and cause us to believe in a life separated
from God’s love. But, a recognition of God’s goodness, and the desire to identify with that goodness, will give us plenty of love and mercy to share, and an open channel to receive it back!

Remember in the Lord’s Prayer where we pray: “Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors”? Mary Baker Eddy interprets this with the words, “And Love is reflected in love.” (S&H 16)

We obtain God’s mercy and grace when we reflect it ourselves. God is the source of love and mercy.

“May God give unto us all that loving sense of gratitude which delights in the opportunity to
cancel accounts.” (Mis. 131)

Practice: If you are not already thanking God daily for His blessings and mercy, today is a good day to start!

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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Two: The Beatitudes”
Copyright 2002)

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Merciful - #12

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