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The Quality of Mercy

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September 13, 2019

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The Quality of Mercy

Be like the sun for grace and mercy.
Be like the night to cover others faults.
Be like running water for generosity.
Be like death for rage and anger.
Be like the earth for modesty.
Appear as you are. Be as you appear.

– Rumi –

The Quality of Mercy

What is Mercy? In this essay offered by Lee Van Laer – we can see it from many perspectives. Shakespeare calls it an attribute to God himself, and according to the Sufi’s mercy is God’s greatest and most powerful quality. Van Laer points out that, “In practical terms, Mercy isn’t just an idea or a concept; in its metaphysical and esoteric sense, it’s a substance.That is to say, it’s of a material nature, and we human beings have the potential to participate in the sensation of that tangible substance.” { read more }

Be The Change

How could you allow more mercy into your being? How can you show more mercy to other beings?

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