The things just started changing with your touch
Yesterday, tomorrow just didn’t mean as much
And I’ll be all the finest man can be before I stop
And if you’ll just hold the ladder, baby, I’ll climb to the top
– song “If You’ll Hold The Ladder” from the film Tender Mercies

“Mercy is the love we deserve the least, yet the love we need the most.” -Fr. Mike Schmitz

And the mercy seat is waiting
And I think my head is burning
And in a way I’m yearning
To be done with all this measuring of truth
.” -Nick Cave, lyrics from the song “The Mercy Seat”

Woah, ah, mercy, mercy me
Ah, things ain’t what they used to be
– lyrics from the song, “Mercy, Mercy Me” by Marvin Gaye

“Look you can’t stay here. Uh-uh. I’m not gonna rat you out, whatever you decide, I won’t do that. I’ll show you some mercy…more than you’ve shown me anyway.” – Abby to Ben in the play, The Mercy Seat by Neil LaBute

If you gave someone mercy, thank you. We need more of it.

If you were the recipient of someone’s mercy, be grateful. Then, go and do likewise for someone else.

P.S. – This song/scene. And this song. And this song. And this song.

P.P.S. – This clip. Ah, good times.

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