receiving and showing mercy

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God, you are merciful to us
in all our doings, good and bad.
You do not insist on your right
but acquit us
and accept us –
everything is possible with you.
Give us the spirit
to follow you,
make us merciful to each other
so that the world may know
who you are:
nothing but love, our Father,
You watch over your creation,
a shepherd
with whom all living things are safe.
You know us all
and keep us
wherever we move.
O God, do this,
we ask you,
all the days of our lives –
may we never want
and may we enter your rest
and know your peace.
Today and every day
of our lives.

Huub Oosterhuis, 1933- , Dutch Jesuit theologian and poet


Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

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