The Gospel of Matthew 5:7 (ESV), beginning of the Sermon on the Mount.
You have been told that God is a loving, gracious, merciful, kind, compassionate, wonderful, and good sky fairy who runs a day care in the sky and has a bucket of suckers for everyone because we're all good people. That is a lie... God looks down and says, "I hate you, you are my enemy, and I will crush you," and we say that is deserved, right and just, and then God says, "Because of Jesus I will love you and forgive you." This is a miracle.mark driscoll
God expects us to have mercy. God demands it. And yet how much mercy does He show us?
We give our intent to love and meekness, by the working of mercy and grace we are made all fair and clean.
Special mercy arouses more gratitude than universal mercy.Richard Baxter
Our rule is the works of mercy… It is the way of sacrifice, worship, a sense of reverence.
Mercy listens really listens, with interest and concern then smiles, and reaches out her hand.
Mercy gestures and the gesture speaks: Help yourself.
Reason to rule, mercy to forgive: The first is law, the last prerogative.john dryden
I am sure that no man asketh mercy and grace with true meaning, but if mercy and grace be first given to him.
When we, by the working of mercy and grace, be made meek and mild, we are fully safe; suddenly is the soul oned to God when it is truly peaced in itself: for in Him is found no wrath.
Being all fashioned of the self-same dust, let us be merciful as well as just.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Who will not mercy unto others show, how can he mercy ever hope to have?
The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.unknown
Nobody fights you like your own sister; nobody else knows the most vulnerable parts of you and will aim for them without mercy.Jojo Moyes
The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.henry ward beecher
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.Abraham Lincoln