Definitions: (1) disposed to forgive in perfect measure; (2) willing to pardon; sympathetic; (3) giver of hope and granter of rest; (4) ready to show pity; compassionate; (5) eager to relieve suffering; kindhearted; (6) caregiver; the good shepherd
Comment: One of our current human definitions of mercy is to let someone off easy, even though they deserve punishment. This is not God’s way. He would not remove our opportunity to learn from our mistakes. One of the most sacred qualities we can acquire is responsibility. He knows we can learn to be accountable for our actions. We reap exactly what we sow – good or ill.