Whoever mocks poor people insults their Creator;
gloating over misfortune is a punishable crime.
MATTHEW 5:7 (MSG)
You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being ‘care-full,’ you find yourselves cared for.
God blesses those who care for the poor.
Merciful God, thank you for caring for us -- even when we are pathetic and unworthy of your attention. I confess that I haven't yet fully caught on to the extent of your radical mercy. Sometimes I even gloat when bad things happen to stupid-acting people. Forgive me and fill my heart with mercy. Just as you cared for the world sending your Son to demonstrate how you do mercy, I'm going to embrace your way of caring. Amen.
THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.