Day 3 – Mercy
mer·cy/mur-si-/ η: 1 compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person in one's power; compassion, pity, or benevolence. 2 the disposition to be compassionate or forbearing. 3 an act of kindness, compassion, or favor. 4 something that gives evidence of divine favor; blessing.
“For the Lord your God is merciful - he will not abandon you or destroy you.” (NLT, Deut 4:31)
Awareness Exercise: Throughout your day, be open to detecting mercy in operation. Can you see the mournful being comforted? Can you see the captive be set free? Don’t just look for literal captivity, but notice how yourself or others may be captives of lack, of sickness, of limitations, of thought.
“For “who is so great a God as our God!” unchangeable, all-wise, all-just, all-merciful; the ever-loving, ever-living Life, Truth, Love: comforting such as mourn, opening the prison doors to the captive, marking the unwinged bird, pitying with more than a father’s pity”. (Miscellaneous Writings (Mis) by Mary Baker Eddy 124:12-18)