The Church of Jesus Christ is rooted in the truth of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ and God’s vision for mankind as communicated through scripture. It represents the kingdom of Jesus Christ as He established it here on earth; restored in glory for mankind with the same gifts, ordinances, structure and faith. The Church serves humbly as a gateway through which God’s spirit can be shared with the world. It is a spiritual home for people across the globe and a conduit for God’s blessings and miracles.
Is there someone in need of your mercy today? Perhaps someone needs your forgiveness. Maybe the person needs you to let him off the hook or just give him a little break. Or, she needs you to be understanding and step in her shoes.
Today's Good Word tells us that we should extend the same mercy to others as we've received from the Father.
Today's article is another installment in Brother P.'s column, "Lessons From the Nursing Home."
Prior to working in a nursing home, I had to go to school to learn how to work with physical therapy patients. In one particular class, we were taught how to provide manual resistance to the patient’s muscles (kind of like using weights, but I am the weight).
Often, the patient would push the wrong way, and we had to figure out how to correct it. With a tremendous variety of patient presentations — dementia, stroke, Parkinson's, you name it — the task seemed daunting.
I remember the instructor saying, "First, check yourself."