MERCY: HOW IT HELPS EVIL-DOERS (Luke 13:1-9) ShareHow do you feel when someone who’s been hurtful, cruel, or morally corrupt gets hit with a hardship that makes them suffer? Our natural tendency is to rejoice because justice has finally been meted out. Jesus addresses this in Luke 13:1-9. He wants us to understand that we cannot truthfully say that someone is a “greater sinner”, even if that person is doing more damage than anyone else, is more unChristian than we are, or is blatantly an evil-doer. Every person has been created in the image of God, even the worst ones. No person is an evil person. Evil-doers are children of God living in ignorance of their true identity. We should feel sorry for them — this is the gift of mercy. We should mourn with Jesus for the tragedy that continues within their souls — this is the most precious gift of mercy. This Good News Reflection comes from one of our daily Good News Reflections. To receive them free by email, sign up at gogoodnews.net/DailyReflections.