advice, condemning, forgive, gifts, give, judged, Luke, merciful, The Sophia Center for Spirituality
I have been since Friday (unexpectedly) AWIS – away without internet service – but am back this morning with perhaps the best plan for living before me in the Gospel of Luke. I can do no better than to repeat it here.
Jesus said to his disciples, “Be merciful just as your heavenly Father is merciful. Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven. Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in turn be measured out to you.” (LK 6:36-38)
That’s five distinct pieces of advice. Even considering one of them today would be a start. Perhaps choosing the one I would most wish to ignore would be a good plan.