The priest also explained the difference between grace and mercy.
He said, “Grace is when we receive something we don’t deserve, and mercy is when we don’t receive something we do deserve.”
He repeated that line a few times, so I figured it was important. With this post, I’ve written it down to help me remember.
"The quality of mercy is not strained;
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:
‘Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomesThe throned monarch better than his crown . . ."