Micah 6:8. Tell us, “God has showed you, O human, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
This passage is often referenced as the Social justice passage of the Bible; CLN has chosen this one as a pathway to contemplating the Most Merciful Universe.
What does it mean to Love Mercy, Compassionately Living Nowness (that is You)?
Mercy in the old french is merci meaning to ‘pity’ or to give ‘thanks,’ in Latin it is merces or merced- to ‘reward,’ and in the Christian Latin it means ‘pity, favor, and/or heavenly reward.
The Most Merciful Universe calls us into a deep forgiveness, and this forgiveness must be given to someone who it is within our power to punish.
The Buddha says You, Compassionately Living Nowness, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, in the entire Multiverse, deserve your love, your affection and your mercy. Because who other than yourself do you have consistent, unwavering, indomitable power over?
So, You, Compassionately Living Nowness, are invited to act justly, Love mercy and walk humbly with your God, by starting with yourself.
In what ways can you show yourself mercy today? Maybe today is the day you stop beating yourself up. Maybe now is the moment negative self talk is noticed, and slowly, and compassionately transformed. Maybe today you become your cheerleader, your favorite person, your most impressed fanatic to all things you. Maybe today your Imperfections become I’m perfections.
How will you show yourself mercy, Compassionately Living Nowness?
Share with us your thoughts, creative solutions, cosmic insights; your Clever Loving Nomenclatures. You Cannot Do This Wrong.
Welcome to the Most Merciful Universe