Moral leaders agree that the number one lesson we need to teach children is mercy. If the next generation is to survive in an ever-shrinking world full of very different cultures, the willingness to seek understanding and to dialogue across worldviews is key. The starting point for that kind of empathetic listening is a heart open to compassion. Compassion literally means “to bear with”: to see and feel another’s burdens. Who taught you mercy, and how will someone learn it from you?
Today’s readings:Acts 4:32-35; 1 John 5:1-6; John 20:19-31 (44).
“The community of believers was of one mind and heart, and . . . they had everything in common.”