Be Merciful

“Dear friends, be merciful”, pleaded Brother Joseph at the end of his morning weekly message. His speech was no mere preaching or an elderly person’s storytelling; though, he did tell us a biblical story – the prodigal son – in the perspective of the merciful father. Brother Joseph’s message was a call to action for us all to respond to this Jubilee year of Mercy. We were given advice about the actions we could take. They could be merciful acts to provide physical needs, such as food for the hungry. On the other hand, merciful acts could also be spiritual in nature, such as comforting broken hearts, forgiving offenses and praying for those in need, all of which we can perform readily on a daily basis. So let us heed the call and “Be Merciful”. Even a little act of mercy can make a big difference in somebody’s life.