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Day #6 GOODchristmas:: Mercy

nelson mendela

You will achieve more in this world through acts of mercy than you will through acts of retribution. ― Nelson Mandela

 

Choose a country that you feel bitterness or anger towards. It can be a place that has wronged you or your family. Maybe it’s a place where the leaders have or are hurting their own people or using them to hurt others. Pray a prayer of blessing on them. Pray that God will bring them back through love, kindness and justice, not hatred or revenge.

 

Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath. Romans 12:14 (MSG)

 

 

(Post in honor of  the life and courage of Nelson Mandela. May we all have the courage to stand up for justice and peace with love and mercy.)

Day 5: Bless a Stranger

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~Dalai Lama

Today while you’re out to lunch or shopping, meet some one new. Be the warm and welcoming smile they might not have expected. Pray for them throughout the rest of the day. You never know how it might touch that person today.

Have you ever experienced an unexpected, unwarranted smile from a stranger? How did it effect you?

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