Luke 6:36-38 Reflection – Repeating Measures of Grace

Reflection on Luke 6:36-38 ~

In physics, an echo returned greater than it began is an impossibility, but not true with God’s grace.  The Father’s genuine love as mercy is metered out freely without prejudice.  We are the echo, responsible for helping Grace reach into places it has never been. We may not be able to end a war, but perhaps the repeating measures of Grace we accept can raise our neighbor’s hope, settle an argument, change a sinner’s heart, or heal an inner wound.

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End of Lectio Divina

Additional Lenten Reflections

Luke 6  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

Judging Others

37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38 give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.”

Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Luke 6:36-38.