Jesus' Mercy Changes Me, We and the World


Ever feel like you have lost your faith in humanity? I’m sure we all do from time to time. It seems I am beginning to feel this sense of hopelessness for our species. The amount of hatred people have for each other over petty things is depressing. Hating thy neighbor for differing thoughts in politics, religion, human rights, etc., has become more prominent in today’s day and age. We as a society have become conditioned to pick a side on the political spectrum and not share any beliefs/ideals because it doesn’t side with your party. People have become more individualistic and choose not to care for what is best for our society as a whole. I see the worst part of humanity every day that I throw on my scrubs and go to work. I see how people treat each other when they are in their darkest moments. People devote their lives to substance abuse to the point that they no longer have any human traits. Families destroying themselves over the care they see fit for their loved one. Lastly, I have seen how medical staff must take the blunt trauma of humanity as we try to care for the overall well-being of our fellow man. It makes me imagine how Jesus felt when at the end of the day all he wanted was to be the salvation of human kind. He was abused and ridiculed for what he was sent to do, but deep in his heart he knew that it was for the better good of humanity. I pray that I continue to have the patience that Jesus had so that I can continue to care for my fellow man as well as having patience with humanity so that one day we can all care for one another.

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2

Davis Benedict