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The Merciful Shall Obtain Mercy
"Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy."
Again we are confronted with an apparent contradiction. Do the merciful always obtain mercy? From casual observation it would seem otherwise. But are not many of our observations based on a limited concept, from a finite outlook? Can we estimate life from the range of one human experience? If life begins with the cradle and ends with the grave, then are all our hopes, not only forlorn, but useless. It is only when the "Eye views the world as one vast plain, one boundless reach of sky," that it sees truly.
The perspective of reality is lost when we view life from the range of a short experience.
Jesus saw beyond the veil and estimated life from the great perspective, -- the long run of the adventure of the soul. He knew that the law of cause and effect takes care of all and that the
"Mills of God" will grind the chaff of unreality from the wheat of the spirit.
What matter if these mills do not do all their grinding while we are clothed in flesh! Did not Jesus know of another life which to him was as real as this one? Can we expect, in this world, to receive full compensation for all our work? Of course not. We are building on an eternal foundation, one that time cannot alter nor experience destroy.
A true estimate of real values cannot be built on the shifting sands of time alone. In the long run the merciful will obtain mercy. In the long run we shall reap as we have sown.
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