Sometimes this word confines us as a small measure of what we require or are able to give. In thinking about mercy, we so frequently have our own narrow needs and restricted limits.

Yet God’s mercy is boundless, amazingly so, reaching out, beyond anything that we can imagine, to embrace and to forgive. And as we experience it, fresh and full every day, our hearts expand in response to the miraculous gift that changes everything.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness! (Lam 3:22-23)