Tag Archives: mercy

  1. Reexamining Pope Francis’ “Who am I to judge?”

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    September 22, 2015 by Alex Johannigman

    We’ve all heard that quote thrown around and if you’re like me you’re probably getting sick of the quote being used to downplay the gravity of sin, particularly sexual sins. But I wonder if there’s more to that famous quote than many of us have noticed.

    We tend to focus on the word judge. It often gets associated with Jesus’ quote “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” But what if the word that Pope Francis had on his mind when he uttered that now famous phrase wasn’t judge, but I?

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  2. Show Mercy Even If They Don’t Deserve It

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    November 19, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    Whenever we have a hard time showing mercy to someone else because we don’t think they deserve it, it’s important for us to think about how much we don’t deserve the mercy that is extended to us from Christ. Whenever someone does something that really bothers me, I’ve been making an effort to think about if I’d want Christ to forgive me of the same thing. The answer, so far at least, has always been “yes”, even when they haven’t done anything to deserve my continued love and forgiveness.

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