Everyone likes a sure thing. A disposition towards mercy is a guarantee that one is oriented to the work of the Lord. If mercy is lacking, it is likely not His will. Being merciful requires a generous heart. One cannot give what he does not have. Am I willing to accept God’s mercy?

O God, make me see your offer of mercy and forgiveness as not just for me. When I accept your gift of reconciliation, then I too, can begin to be an agent of your mercy.