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Guiding ThoughtsPosted by Foley Western Fri, February 28, 2014 11:41:05

The quality of mercy is not strained,

It drops as the gentle rain from heaven

Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest;

It blesses him that gives and him that takes:

IT is the mightiest of the mightiest: it becomes

the throned monarch better than his crown;

His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,

The attribute to awe and majesty,

Wherein sits the worry and fear of kings;

But mercy is above this sceptred sway;

It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,

It is an attribute to God himself;

And earthly power then show likeness to God's

When mercy seasons justice.

Therefore if law is all we cling to with no mercy or

kindness, then none of us should see salvation:

We do pray for mercy; And that same prayer does teach us

all to render The deeds of mercy to everyone.

William Shakespeare

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