Mercy

Mercy

He saved us, not because of righteous things we have done, but because of his mercy.
Titus 3:5 NIV

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Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
—Matthew 5:7 NIV

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The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
—Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948)

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The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy.
—James 3:17 NIV

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Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hate. It is the power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.
—Corrie ten Boom

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God bestows His blessings without discrimination. The followers of Jesus are children of God, and they should manifest the family likeness by doing good to all, even to those who deserve the opposite.
—F. F. Bruce (1910–1990)

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To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
—Lewis B. Smedes (1921–2002)

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There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer; no disease that enough love will not heal; no door that enough love will not open; no gulf that enough love will not bridge; no wall that enough love will not throw down; no sin that enough love will not redeem. ... It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble; how hopeless the outlook; how muddled the tangle; how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.
—Emmet Fox (1886–1951)

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Forgiveness is a redemptive response to having been wronged and wounded. Only those who have wronged and wounded us are candidates for forgiveness. If they injure us accidentally, we excuse them. We only forgive the ones we blame.
—Lewis B. Smedes (1921–2002)

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Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
—Luke 6:36 NIV

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God loves you as you are, not as you should be, because no one is as they should be.
—Brennan Manning (1934–2013)

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You may feel that what you’ve suffered is unpardonable, beyond forgiveness, but God can lift that burden and give you a change of heart. The miracle-working love of God is love enough to forgive—and to help you forgive.
—Gabriel Sarmiento

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