When first warmed by the sun…

Thomas Manton on Matthew 6:12…

Forgive us this day our debts, as we forgive our debtors…

…in all acts of love, God is first ; his mercy to us is the cause of our mercy to others. As the wall reflects and casts back the heat upon the stander-by when first warmed with the beams of the sun, so, when our hearts are melted with a sense of God’s mercy, his love to us is the cause of our love and kindness to others…

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