Jesus stood for truth and goodness, never broke a rule or a promise, never did a thing wrong, but got tortured and executed anyway! No one in history ever had more right to take revenge than he did, but he did not use that right.
Instead he accepted his execution as a central part of his role in God's ancient plan to restore humanity. He even asked God to forgive his killers!
As you ponder his agonizing self-sacrifice, you will like what you are becoming--a person who has received mercy and has mercy to share. So get into the spirit of Mercy Season, using the drop-down options under the "Guide" tab in the menu bar.
Christ's sacrifice of his own life and blood was a game-changer. Ever since then his mercy has been on the loose, transforming and empowering those who welcome it. We get deputized as forgiveness agents.
As we show mercy, we stymy evil. It cannot reproduce itself in evil reactions. It cannot multiply and get out of hand, as it does if it is not forgiven.
Christ is defeating evil as we show mercy. His forgiveness of us empowers us to forgive others. His takeover of the world rolls on.
In 2019, Mercy Season is August 7 - October 8, that is, from the day after the Feast of the Transfiguration (end of Power Season) to the climax on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur).