Mercy & Justice: Being a Good Neighbour
Undeniably every church is given the task of caring for hurting people. Sometimes
we refer to those in this category as “the least, the lost and the last”. Practically
speaking, we focus on widows, orphans and prisoners. But certainly there are
those in need of mercy that may not fit in any of these categories.
The call for Christians to display mercy is both a personal and a corporate one. That
means we all must respond with compassion and generosity. Certainly not all are
called to adopt children, visit prisoners, or converse with the elderly in nursing
homes, but none of us can skirt the Biblical mandate to care. We must all grow in
our expressions of compassion.
This sermon is focused on our ministries of mercy. By looking at a familiar Biblical story,
we want to rattle our cages a bit and make sure that we are in line with what God is
calling us to be and to do – caring Christians in action.