When my children were squabbling and came to me to tattle on one another, I took each child aside separately to hear their account of the problem. Since both were guilty, at the end of our chat I asked them each what they felt would be an appropriate, fair consequence for their sibling’s actions. Both suggested swift punishment for the other. To their surprise, I instead gave them each the consequence they had intended for their sibling. Suddenly, each child lamented how “unfair” the sentence seemed now that it was visited upon them—despite having deemed it appropriate when it was intended for the other.

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Lord, I’m grateful for the great mercy You’ve shown me. Help me to offer similar mercy to others as a measure of my gratitude to You.

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6 Responses to Mercy

  1. jml297 says:

    What an interesting approach and a way to change perspectives!

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  2. We are adults are just like this….What’s that saying about what’s good for the gander is good for the geese? Or something like that.

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  3. adguru101 says:

    Very wise! I suspect they only needed the lesson once, LOL.

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