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Sermon 97 "How To Be Merciful"

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Jesus proclaimed, "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy".
 
What does that mean? We think of God's mercy as being His being kind to us and providing a way to escape hell. Is that all there is to mercy? 
 
We think of a warrior pleading "Have mercy" to the enemy with a knife to his throat.

Mercy is from the Latin "merces" meaning "price paid, wages". It's related to clemency, being pardoned for a crime whose punishment is the death penalty. It is the basis of justice, morality, altruism, charity, benevolence.

Mercy is the opposite of misanthropy, arrogance, uncaring, bullying, torture, revenge, unfeeling, being a miser, having a seared conscience, warmongering, narcissism, exploitation, sociopaths, scams and con artists.
 
So what is mercy in our daily lives? How do we become merciful? What does it mean to obtain mercy?

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