compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm.
or: a blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion
We most often associate Mercy with someone else. I suggest that we show ourselves a little mercy. And give ourselves a little Merci.
Mercy and thanks for not having it all figured out; for feeling ungraceful and ungrace-filled; for floundering; for all the goodness that we know is there but can’t feel it in the funk; for our beauty within and the beauty that surrounds.
Mercy and thanks for the capacities that have brought us this far; the capacities for others to help us grow farther; for the calamities that remind us of our strength and courage, our gentleness and compassion, how we bring Grace to others.
May the mercy and thanks we give to ourselves be given unto others as we are reminded there is no Other.