“Father God, may we all be at Your Mercy today through the mercy warning (or warnings) You grant us each and every day. Let us never forget that Your Mercy is given to prevent us from something more dreadful up ahead and down the road. You, Father God, are preventing us from further harm, whether from the enemy, from another person, or from deep within ourselves in the dangers of shame and blame. We watch and look for how You, Father God, are keeping all Your humans and nonhuman animals (BOTH) from further harm. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious Name of Jesus Christ, Your Son and our Savior. This prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”
(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in mercy warning [or warnings] from God to keep me from harm this daily leavened [Jesus Rises!] bread.”)
You are warned through God’s small acts of mercy.
You flub and fail and then God says, “Forgive,
forget, and forward from controversy.”
Guilt-free mercies keep you from shamed misgive.
I am warned by God when I miss the mark.
My gut reaction is shame: “Just drop dead!”
God’s merciful reaction is trademark:
“You missed because I’m warning you ahead.”
“My Father God shows you mercy to warn,”
says Jesus. “He prevents you from explode.”
Little acts of mercy from God are born
to die to bigger acts of blame implode.
We’re gonna need surrender each morning.
Shame? Blame? NO! God grants us mercy warning.