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Mercy – Beatitudes Part 5

by Dixon Law Office

One Jesus's most famous sermons is the Sermon on the Mount.  These statements, called beatitudes, are instructions by Jesus to his followers.  In this series of posts, we will review the principles highlighted by Jesus as they relate to our work as lawyers, to our clients and the legal system.

"God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy." Matthew 5:7 (NLT)

In today's "me-first" world, mercy is often confused with weakness.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  People who display mercy are often the stronger person because they have chosen not to react in anger but in love.

When you have been the victim of a wrong “ someone runs a red light, for example “ the immediate reaction might be to hurt them back.  But a merciful person does not strike back but responds with deliberation.

At the same time, many Christians think mercy means never doing anything if you get hurt.  This too is wrong.  An injured victim can display mercy by not lashing out at the person who ran the red light but can still demand justice for what was done wrong.

Representing personal injury victims, we at Dixon Law Office see mercy displayed by our clients every day.  The world tells them to "get even" and to "hurt the guy who hurt you."  But in nearly every case, our clients want nothing more than what was wrongfully taken from them. They display mercy by NOT trying to hurt the wrongdoer.

Our clients set an amazing example of mercy and we are in awe and humbled by what our clients endure.  We are proud to play a small part in helping our clients achieve the justice they deserve.  If we can help you or a loved one achieve that justice, please call us today.