BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL: FOR THEY SHALL OBTAIN MERCY
“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.” Matt. 5:7
He who loves shall be loved, he who gives help shall find help. The law of retaliation is nullified for evil but remains valid for good. We constantly commit sins against the spirit and those sins will be forgiven us only as we forgive those committed against us. Christ is in all men and what we do to others will be done to us. "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." (Matt. 25:40) If we have pity on others we may have pity for ourselves; God can pardon the evil which we do to ourselves only if we pardon the evil which others do to us.
Oxymoron-Self-Enriching Benefactors. Now from passive to active, "The merciful." That is, those who give and those who serve. It is the activity of the life toward the suffering.