What Does it Mean to “Show Mercy”?

"Set mercy phasers on 'stun'!"

We discussed mercy on More2Life Radio today.  I would venture to guess that most people think that "being merciful" is synonymous with "letting someone off the hook."  Honestly, though, I really don't see how this can be true.  In order to be merciful, mercy must be just (and in order to be just, jutice must be merciful) so it's hard to imagine how not giving someone an opportunity to learn and grow from their mistakes/offenses would be merciful.  Even in the parable of the unmerciful servant, th … [Read more...]


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