It was our ‘Little Big Church’ service tonight, with Garry speaking about the Beatitude ‘Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy.’ (Matt 5:7) Still working on our bee theme, he re-told the story of the Unmerciful Servant (Matt 18:21-35), but this time, the character was a bee who had not saved enough pollen to last the winter…and who received mercy from the Queen Bee of another hive only to withhold mercy from another bee who needed help! The memorable message from tonight’s service was ‘if you want to be happy, be kind!’
Kindness, mercy, forgiveness and compassion are all key aspects of growing with God. We receive these things from God and therefore must reflect His character to others.