The first time I read this Virtues Card, two sentences jolted my attention:
“Justice is giving people what they deserve. Mercy is giving them more.”
It’s tough conjuring Justice when I’m dealt a personal blow. Or when I learn of some heinous crime. Then I remember that small sentence. How on earth do I get to Justice, never mind trumping it up to Mercy?
So, where do I find an example? A natural, default, straight-from-the-heart example of pure Mercy?
I observe one whose child, of whatever age, has committed an error or offense. The size of the crime doesn’t matter.
While mothers know justice, they practice mercy. It’s as natural as the skin protecting those loving hearts and Divine souls.
What a wash of relief to be the recipient of such love.
Happy Mothers Day
to all the “Mercy Mongering Mothers” in my life.
Thank you for your example.
Don’t give up teaching us.