Are You Blessed?
"This is why Jesus said that the poor are blessed and the hungry will be satisfied and the merciful will be shown mercy. Not because God loves them any more than he loves the rest but because they know their need. They have a clear diagnosis. A hungry man knows he needs bread. A heart that's been broken knows it wants mercy. And a soul that can see its own self-deception knows it needs good news, which is what the gospel is." (Jonathan Wilson-HartGrove. 2018. Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion. IL: IVP Books)
Forgive me Lord for not seeing the self-deception in my soul. I have not seen the suffering of my Black brothers and sisters here in America. Open my eyes. Help me Lord to reach out and learn from them.
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