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The quality of mercy is not strained;
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed—
It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes.

— William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice  <link>

Draw persons to God by your words, by your example, and by the works of Mercy.

— Catherine McAuley  <link>

Remember that every single word you say to someone will either curse them or bless them.

— Mother Antonia (Mary Clarke) (via)  <link>

The God of the Bible is both a God of justice and mercy, of righteousness and compassion, of love and lordship, of order and creativity, of hierarchy and equality. Unless you can hold these antinomies in tension, you cannot paint a full picture of the Biblical God.

— Ben Witherington, from review of The Shack  <link>