A mother once approached Napoleon seeking a pardon for her son. The emperor replied that the young man had committed a certain offense twice and justice demanded death.
“But I don’t ask for justice,” the mother explained. “I plead for mercy.”
“But your son does not deserve mercy,” Napoleon replied Continue reading
“Great Bible Themes” is the focus of the 36th annual Southside Lecture. My preaching colleagues and I began with four fundamental lessons that speak to human need and God’s empathy for the human race.
Don Truex addressed “The Disastrous Effects of Sin.” Roger Shouse shared “The Vastness and Beauty of God’s Love.” Kenny Moorer expounded on “The Wideness of God’s Mercy.” And I spoke of “The Joy of Fellowship with God.”
These four great themes deal with the reality of life. The nature of mankind. The need that is common to us. And the nature and personality of our Creator. Continue reading
“Could you please speak more on this subject of mercy? Asked one of my readers. She was referring to my post on August 13th
The reader further commented and questioned: “You say in the next to last paragraph that you can either retaliate or resolve. Are there any other options like just no contact with the person(s) you feel wronged by? What if no matter what is said there will be no changes in the relationship?
Excellent question! What’s the answer? Continue reading
I recently read about an 80-year-old woman who was arrested for shoplifting. When she appeared in court, the Judge asked her, “What did you steal?”
“A can of peaches,” She replied.
When the Judge asked her why, she said that she was hungry. “How many peaches were in the can?” asked the Judge.
The Judge said, “Then I will give you six days in jail.”
Before the Judge could pronounce the sentence, the woman’s husband spoke up and asked if he could say something. Continue reading
“Mercy!’ is an expression sometimes used by people to indicate great emotion. I’ve heard folks say, “Mercy, Me!” But mercy is one of great spiritual qualities we need to understand and apply in our lives. Continue reading