Mercy is but another word for God’s nature in action. Why is it so hard to offer mercy to others while at the same time we cry out for more of it for ourselves? Sadly, we justify our own needs as worthy of mercy while simultaneously disqualifying the needs of others. And, when we see that God is merciful to those we feel are unworthy of His mercy, we are perplexed and offended. Hoarding mercy while denying it for others turns the heart bitter and disqualifies us from His mercies toward us. Loving Father, forgive our miserly ways. You do not have love for one but deny it for another. You are love personified and Your mercies endure forever. Grant me grace to rejoice in Your merciful kindness at all times.