Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Mercy Continues

Jesus doesn't want to stop showing mercy to the outsider and the marginal.  He lives in us and reaches out through us to love and care for those that our society pushes to the side, such as Blacks, Muslims, and Mexicans.
It helps to remember that Mexico used to include all the territory that is now Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Colorado, and Utah.  So Mexicans have been living in this land for centuries.  The first Muslims in America were slaves imported from Africa, but there were also free Muslims living here before the American Revolution.  The Black struggle for equality that began in earnest in the 1960's is far from over. 
Jesus in us intends to show his special concern for the outsider.

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