Charles Spurgeon. God Light Sun Black. The wonderful news is that our Lord is a God of mercy, and He responds to repentance. God News He Lord. There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny. Frederick William Robertson. World Three Things Fraud. Top 10 Mercy Quotes.
View the list. This is me, a sinner on whom the Lord has turned his gaze. And this is what I said when they asked me if I would accept my election as pontiff. I am a sinner, but I trust in the infinite mercy and patience of our Lord Jesus Christ, and I accept in a spirit of penance. Pope Francis.
Patience I Am Me Trust. A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just. World More Cold Just Little. Heaven have mercy on us all - Presbyterians and Pagans alike - for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending. Herman Melville. Heaven Us Need Head. This hour we are stretching forth our hands with the desire to teach the world the true principles of mercy and justice. Marcus Garvey.
World Justice Hands True. You pity the fool because you don't want to beat up a fool! You know, pity is between sorry and mercy. See, if you pity him, you know, you won't have to beat him up. So that's why I say fools, you gotta give another chance because they don't know no better. That's why I pity them! Sorry You Fool Better. I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Abraham Lincoln. Justice Always Than Found Strict.
Therefore I am sure that this, my Coronation, is not the symbol of a power and a splendor that are gone but a declaration of our hopes for the future, and for the years I may, by God's Grace and Mercy, be given to reign and serve you as your Queen. Queen Elizabeth II. Future God I Am Queen. God preordained, for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice, a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation. John Calvin.
God Justice Own Without. I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvellous Presence. Christopher Columbus. I Am Me Enjoy Grace. I think that is a better thing than thanksgiving: thanks-living. How is this to be done? By a general cheerfulness of manner, by an obedience to the command of Him by whose mercy we live, by a perpetual, constant delighting of ourselves in the Lord, and by a submission of our desires to His will.
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Many a sin has sullied me in body and in soul because I did not restrain my thoughts nor guard my lips: nevertheless it is to Thee, O God of majesty and love, that I turn in my extremity, for Thou art the fount of mercy; to Thee, as quickly as I may, I speed: for Thou alone canst heal me; I take refuge under Thy protection.
Saint Ambrose. Love Alone Thoughts God. When having my portrait painted I don't want justice, I want mercy. Billy Hughes. Justice Portrait Want Having. Nothing graces the Christian soul so much as mercy; mercy as shown chiefly towards the poor, that thou mayest treat them as sharers in common with thee in the produce of nature, which brings forth the fruits of the earth for use to all. Nature Soul Treat Nothing. The nice one: love. Love in its truest form is sacrifice, service, and mercy.
Its strength is in its softness. Sometimes it looks tired, sometimes joyful.
Sometimes it feels sticky like a toddler hug and sometimes icky like an impromptu kiss from your dog. Love gives life meaning and survives death. Love is what compelled Jesus to sacrifice his life for a bunch of sinners like me. I know he tires of my constant questions, same old sins, and winding prayers that vacillate between accepting his will and cajoling mine.
Anyone else would have been driven to the bottle or banged his head on the pearly gates. But not Jesus. He just keeps on loving and showing mercy without the whiskey or the head banging. I explain it here. Or you can read about it here. I voluntarily went to prison, served at soup kitchens, and wrestled with forgiveness. My experiences were so impactful that I wrote a book about them, and I am working toward publishing it. When I began I had no idea what mercy meant, nor all it would come to mean. But now I get it and I feel like I have this amazing secret that I want to share.
I unequivocally believe in its power to change lives. If you are open to it, it can change yours, too. Understanding mercy has allowed me to know love in an entirely deeper and more meaningful way.
But the realities of showing love and mercy probably have more in common with the heavy metal music of Metallica. It takes grit and often, feels like a grind. No one really likes to talk about those messy parts, but I do. Ultimately, I know they lead to grace. Love and mercy are really the only two things I know with any certainty.