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Advent, day 18 “mercy”

The problem with mercy is that it’s not justice. Often the things that we do that are merciful feel like we’re just putting a band-aid on a situation. The thing is, if you’re bleeding, band-aids are awesome!

About derricklweston

Father of two. I co-host God Complex Radio, a show highlighting progressive voices in the faith community. (godcomplexradio.com) I am an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA. I like lots of stuff. Sometimes I write about that stuff.


2 thoughts on “Advent, day 18 “mercy”

  1. But God gave us the ultimate Mercy for our sin… Why are you making a parallel with Justice?

    This is my first time reading your site, so I have NO context.

    Posted by Elwood J Parker | December 20, 2013, 7:05 pm
    • I would argue that what God gives us is beyond mercy, it is grace. I’m speaking more in the context of the mercy that we offer to others, hence the reference to justice.

      Posted by derricklweston | December 20, 2013, 7:09 pm

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