Blessed are the merciful
Part 5 of the series on the beatitudes.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
Matthew 5 verse 7 (NRSV).
This talk was given by Paul Wintle on .
The total length of the recording is .
The early part of the talk is missing from this recording. It included a short discussion of the scene from the film of Les Miserables in which Jean Valjean is taken by soldiers to the home of the Bishop who gave Valjean free lodging for the night but from whom Valjean stole some silver tableware. Instead of condemning Valjean the bishop shows mercy, gives him more silverware but warns Valjean that, in doing this, he has ransomed Valjean's soul and given it to God. The scene is available on YouTube (3 minutes 33 seconds).
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