Whereto serves mercy But to confront the visage of offence?

Right?! I mean – what is mercy for but to challenge the worst horrors? It is hard not to be moved by people who lean into mercy in the most horrific of circumstances. Whenever I hear of parents who advocated for the killers of their children – or of the way the Amish responded to violence in their community, I am always touched to the core. Not everyone has the heart for that kind of profound grace – but those that do are tremendous role models.

I don’t think this line is quoted much.
I get the sense that there’s not many opportunities for mercy out in the world of quotables. Mercy can seem dated somehow
But it is beautiful.


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