Love in action
After calling Matthew, a tax collector, to follow him, Jesus is criticised for his association with ‘tax collectors and sinners’. He responds that he was sent to those who are sick. The gathering is interrupted by a synagogue leader whose daughter has died and a woman who had been ill for 12 years. Jesus restores the girl to life and heals the women. News of this spread quickly!
This passage encourages us to explore what merciful living is; Jesus wanted mercy, not sacrifice. But what exactly is that? This week we explore how we use the power that we have to show God’s love, compassion and forgiveness to those around us.
This week we explore the meaning of merciful living.
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