Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. (Luke 6:36) Jesus tells us that we should forgive and love as God does, a tough thing for humans to do. We expect apologies, hold grudges and try to “get back” at those we feel have wronged us.
God doesn’t work like that – thankfully! Without God’s mercy, no one could receive forgiveness and salvation. If God can forgive our sin, surely we can forgive each other for our words and actions.
Merciful God, help us to mend relationships with each other the same way You do, with forgiveness and love. Show us that our connection to You and our brothers and sisters is essential for our wellbeing and our way to eternal life. Amen.