Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy…’ (Matt. 5:7)
What does it mean to show mercy to another? Many may offer their own views and perspective on such a question, however, at the heart of being merciful is a willingness to show compassion and forgiveness to someone. Maybe there have been times in your life where someone has offered you such mercy, or maybe you were the one being merciful. Such attributes and behaviour lie at the very core of the Gospel message, so pray for us all to be more merciful towards others and to offer the same kind of compassion and forgiveness that our Lord Himself came to offer us all.