THE GOD OF MERCY AND JUSTICE is not a disinterested overlord, blandly watching the world like a spectator, but an active, powerful, and empowering agent who always works for good in everything. Therefore, God’s ultimate will—and our own gratitude for God’s grace—compels us to work and suffer to help make divine mercy and justice living realities in this life.
—John R. Wimmer
Blessed Endurance: Moving Beyond Despair to Hope
From page 55 of Blessed Endurance: Moving Beyond Despair to Hope by John R. Wimmer. Copyright © 2017 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
What are some ways you can make God’s mercy and justice real for the people around you? Share your thoughts.
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.
—Philippians 3:14, NRSV
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