|Divine Mercy commandment
Jesus has given
us a beautiful devotion to the Divine Mercy. But how can we expect
mercy if we don't show mercy to others?
has given us a command:
"Be merciful, just as your Heavenly Father
is merciful." Forgive and you shall be forgiven.
Mercy is the perfection of love. What
Jesus wants from us is that we love the same way that He has loved us.
His love goes beyond forgiving our sins, He became the sacrifice that
takes away our sins. As we love others, we must forgive them too, we
must sacrifice our ego and become an expression of the love of
John 13:34 "A new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another, even as I have loved
The love of God is unconditional love.
For us, it means to be prepared to love despite all the
difficulties and sufferings involved in the manifestation of our love
Our love must be a reflection of the
Divine Love. We cannot love unless we forgive. The Lord says that we
must forgive 70 times 7.
It is by the measure of our love that we
will be measured:
Luke 6:38 "Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return."
And the day of judgment, Jesus will
recall our mercy to others:
35 'For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in;
36 naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.'
37 "Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You drink?
38 'And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You?
39 'And when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?'
40 "And the King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.'
Jesus has asked us to be merciful, he
has promised us great rewards:
Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.