Matthew 5:7

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7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.


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Por Mr. Brian P. David

‘Brother Juniper and the Beggar,’ by Spanish Baroque painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. Juniper, one of the original followers of St. Francis of Assissi, was renowned for his generosity. When told he could no longer give away his clothes, he instead simply told the needy, like the beggar in the painting, that he couldn’t give them his clothes, but wouldn’t stop them from taking them.

"Mercy" in the Bible represents love, and the desire we have to do good things for people when we love them. The ultimate mercy, of course, comes from the Lord, who loves us constantly and infinitely, forgives us every wrong and works constantly to get us to choose heaven.

This verse, then, tells us that those who love others and act from that love will be fully receptive of the Lord's love, ultimately in heaven.