Day 25 - March 21
Wesley Theological Seminary M.A. Anticipated 2021; WTS Gente Latinx Seminarian Association
Compassion (Love in Action)
The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector ~ Luke 18:9-14
Be exalted, oh God, above the heavens. A line from the song, “Be exalted, oh God” (Brent Chambers). God who looks down from heaven does it with loving and merciful eyes. God does not look down his nose at us, with indignation and judgement. Instead, God looks down and sees the day-to-day works of mercy: feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked, etc.
In many churches, we see pews, windows, alters, works of art and other articles dedicated to an individual, family or an organization. This can be intimidating to the happy giver who may not give as generous as the people immortalized by having their names attached to objects in the church representing their generosity. God measures in a more generous form than men and women.
How many of us are giving drink to the thirsty, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked? Some of you might be answering in the affirmative. Let us remember, that we are an extension of God’s love and mercy. Give some time, volunteer in the community or do random acts of mercy.
Remember, “For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Luke 18:14.