“Be merciful, as your Father is merciful.” – Luke 6:36

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” – Matthew 5:7

“In the heartfelt mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will visit us, to shine on those sitting in darkness, in the shadow of death, to guide our feet to the way of peace.”
                                                           – The Benedictus: Zechariah’s hymn (Luke 1:78-79)

Mercy is a compassionate treatment of an offender whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm, even when the one hasn’t asked for forgiveness. It is a disposition to be kind and forgiving. – Dictionary

On February 22, 1931, Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, appeared to St. Faustina:

“In the evening, when I was in my cell, I became aware of the Lord Jesus clothed in a white garment.  One hand was raised in blessing, the other was touching the garment at the breast.  From the opening of the garment at the breast there came forth two large rays, one red and the other pale.  In silence I gazed intently at the Lord; my soul was overwhelmed with fear, but also with great joy.  After a while Jesus said to me, ‘paint an image according to the pattern you see, with the inscription:  Jesus, I trust in You.’”

Some time later, Our Lord again spoke to her:

“The pale ray stands for the Water which makes souls righteous; the red ray stands for the Blood which is the life of souls.  These two rays issued forth from the depths of My most tender Mercy at the time when My agonizing Heart was opened by a lance on the Cross … Fortunate is the one who will dwell in their shelter, for the just hand of God shall not lay hold of him.”

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