Mercy #8

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Dottie and I spoke with Pastor Teddies groups from Michigan and Alabama at his mission house in Chimaltendngo.

We stopped by and visited with Paul and Crissy as she is suffering from cancer and is near the end so we said our goodbyes until we meet again in heaven. They were the couple who helped us get the first property for Casa and both have been tremendous Christians.

Walter and I met with the Superintendent of Education and he was so well prepared. They agreed to give us EVERYTHING we asked for in reorganizing the educational program at Casa.

Larry and Sue dropped y with a team from NC. They will be back in 4 weeks to stay in our house while we are in the states.

A few years ago a boy raised his hand while I was preaching and said "Papi, what do you want on your tombstone?" I was taken about but thought a moment and said "You can write that I was a man of mercy." My mind has not been changed.

Matthew 5:7 says "Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy". To make it even more important Jesus says in Matthew 6:12 "And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors." He continues in Matthew 6:14-15 "If you forgive men their trespasses your heavenly Father will forgive your trespasses but if you do not forgive others He will not forgive you".

If we think that others do not deserve forgiveness from us then we are hypocrites. Our judgmental attitudes will come back to bite us. Jesus illustrates His words with the parable of a man with a board (2 inches thick and 12 feet long) trying to remove a small speck from someone else's eye. I certainly do not want my ophthalmologist working on a speck of dirt in my eye while he is standing there with a 12 foot board in his eye.

Christians are nit pickers too often. We seem to argue about the most insignificant things when God has called us all to minister to those around us. We cannot even see them because we have the board in our eye.