Friday, April 20, 2012


Mercy is defined as the gift of compassion.
Have you ever put together a list of "acts of compassion"?
Here is a little taste.

Chose to overlook some careless words by others.
Mow someones yard that is having a hard time.
Visit a widow
Visit an orphan child and make them feel special.
Eat with someone not in the "In" crowd.
Sit with someone who seems all alone.
Invite a new person to join in with you.
Get on your knees and talk to a child.
Forgive a debt.
Send a gift to someone you know is having a hard time.
Lend a hand.
Give something to a person in need.
Try to leave a gift anonymously.
Pray for those who hurt you.
Give a ride.
Read to a child.
Surprise someone with kindness.

Show compassion (mercy) to others because God has continually shown His mercy to you.
listen to what Peter says:
1 Peter 2:12
Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
Now start your list.
In Him
J. Tom Washburn