Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. (Matthew 5:7 NIV)
Jesus Christ, Son of God, Have Mercy On Me a Sinner. Amen
Thank you Lord for your mercy that I can practice mercy with others.
God is just.
God is righteous.
I am dust
God is love.
God is holy.
God is mercy.
God is grace.
When I show mercy,
I see His face
in acts of mercy
And I know my place
Safely folded in His Grace.
Without his justice
Without his love
Without his mercy
Coming from above.
I might not see tormented souls
I might not care for one of those
I might not be a jar of grace.
I might only be a bit of dust
spitting in the face of God
rising up with a little gust
Trampled under a bit of sod.
For Your mercy, I give you thanks
For it fills me flowing over my banks
Like a raging river, your love and grace
bless me that I may show your face
Your arm of safety, our hiding place.
And because I memorized it in high school: Portia’s speech to Shylock from “The Merchant of Venice” by William Shakespeare:
“The quality of mercy is not strain’d,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:
‘Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown;
His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty,
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
But mercy is above this sceptred sway;
It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
It is an attribute to God himself;
And earthly power doth then show likest God’s When mercy seasons justice.
Therefore, Jew, Though justice be thy plea,
consider this,That, in the course of justice, none of us
Should see salvation: we do pray for mercy;
And that same prayer doth teach us all to render
The deeds of mercy. I have spoke thus much
To mitigate the justice of thy plea;
Which if thou follow, this strict court of Venice
Must needs give sentence ‘gainst the merchant there.”
— The Merchant of Venice, Act 4, Scene 1
Thank you Jesus, That I receive not the justice I deserve, but a mercy that
by the gift of Grace, I am to share with others. Amen