The thing about mercy that makes it at once so powerful and so frustrating is that it’s not fair. It takes all fairness out of the equation. Those who receive mercy are let out of something and those give it give up something they should rightfully have.
Mercy turns the idea of fairness on it’s head. Maybe this is why Jesus talked about it so much.
He was always doing things that were counter cultural – out of the box – weird, even. Jesus seemed like He loved to shock people by doing something unexpected.
Like having mercy on the woman caught in adultery. I’m sure all those pompous religious leaders who were about to murder her were giddy with anticipation, waiting for Jesus pat them on the back and hold the woman to the law they knew so well.
Imagine their shock when He did the opposite of what their beloved law required. They must have had to struggle so hard not to show their disappointment.
This is my first time participating in Lisa Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday community. I stumbled across it on a random blog and was intrigued by the idea of writing with no editing.
Two things. 1. Apparently I’m a really slow writer. The time went much quicker than I anticipated so my post was way shorter than I expected. 2. I need to write more about myself and my experiences and less about … well, less preachy. Amen.