University City United Church
Thoughtful Tuesday
Preparing for Worship
February 24, 2019
Scriptures: Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40 & Luke 6:27-38

Jesus makes a controversial claim about how to treat those who believe and act differently: Love your enemies. Sustain all regardless of your judgment of them as good or bad. Be merciful because God is merciful. Here, Jesus turns our focus from an obsession with perfection to a posture of compassion.


Merciful one,
Holy God,
inspire us to deepen our vulnerability
so that we may be more merciful
and holy in your image.