Auguste Renoir: A Single Act of Merciful Service

“Nothing costs so little, goes so far, and accomplishes so much as a single act of merciful service.”
Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) as recounted by Dan Busby in Trust: The Firm Foundation for Kingdom Fruitfulness (Winchester: ECFA Press, 2015) 62.

What I love about this quote is the adjective “merciful” linked to service. It refers to service that is contrary to that which is perceived as deserved. It’s serving unlikely recipients. I am convinced that we are never more like our Lord Jesus Christ than when we show undeserved kindness.

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