Saturday, October 2, 2010

Love and Mercy

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back.And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful." Luke 6: 27=36

Love and Mercy

Today a day for recovery
bright crisp sunlight danced
through windows that saw
pain through the night surgery done
healing beginning but aches settle
in and toss the night rest aside.

Today was a day for cleaning sorting
cooking and washing making
beds and soft spaces for the healng
to dwell gentle day time sleeping
covering the loss and angry incision
Today was a day to be glad the worst
is done.

Love and mercy begin where needs cry
and wounds weep hands outstretched
to the tears and the pain hearts aching
to shelter the poor.

May this day and this place be
a home for love and mercy where the need
is met strangers become friends and
there are gentle places, nests
for healing and comfort throughout.

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