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Love’s law of mercy
No one lived closer to divine Love than did Christ Jesus. His whole life was one of love for humanity, as well as deep love for and dependence on his Father, ever-present Love. Knowing his true nature to be the very manifestation of God, he said to his disciple Philip, “He that hath seen me hath seen the Father” (John 14:9). And he said to the Jews in the Temple, “My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me” (John 7:16).
Such was Jesus’ oneness with divine Love that he expressed Love in all that he did and in all that he taught—his teachings were literally the doctrine of divine Love expressed in human terms. Our Father-Mother Love’s supremacy, perfection, and eternal care for all Her children still illumine Jesus’ teachings today, and perhaps nowhere is that more evident than in what are known as the Beatitudes, which show the blessings Love bestows on those who mourn, those who feel their need of spirituality, those who are pure in heart, and so on (see Matthew 5:3–12).
One beatitude of particular promise is Love’s blessing on the merciful: “Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy” (verse 7). As with all the Beatitudes, this blessing is a law of God, a law of divine Love that operates in the heart, thought, and experience of all who bring their lives into accord with it. Those who are merciful shall receive mercy.
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Living the Bible’s message of hope
Margarita Sandelmann Thatcher
Shepherding through tests
Walking through the valley
Irene Schanche Bowker
We must look where we would walk
Photograph by Steve Ryf
Evil is powerless
Serving with love on Thanksgiving
Praying with precision
The whole picture
A quick healing
Charmaine Kestler Woods
Healed while hiking
The healing power of thanksgiving
‘Just sleep’ moment replaced with prayer
Lorie Gratis Harris
Love’s law of mercy
David C. Kennedy