Mercy, mercy, mercy. It is a great deal more than kindness, compassion, and forgiveness. It is more than leniency, forbearance, or charity. It is all of those things combined shown to someone who in no way deserves it or will ever be able to repay it. In fact it is only mercy when these traits come together and are extended to an enemy or a traitor or a loser. That’s exactly what God extended to me when He sent His Son, Jesus. It is exactly what Jesus gave to me when He willingly came to live and die and experience His Father’s resurrection power. And it is precisely what the Holy Spirit shows me day by day. Lord, as I experience and come to understand your amazing mercy, please accept my willingness to be transformed by the renewing of my mind, so that I can understand your will and your ways.