"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy."
Is there a quality in life more divine than mercy? Is there anything like showing mercy to one who does not deserve it? I guess that is the heart of mercy isn't it - receiving something that is so undeserved.
It reminds me of the Lord's prayer where Jesus instructs us to pray:
"forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors"
Yet who among us wants our giving of mercy or forgiveness to be tied to our receiving mercy or forgiveness? Something to consider when we are tempted to withhold mercy or forgiveness.
I need mercy Lord. Help me to be merciful.