I was in a meditation this morning and these words leapt into my soul:
Goodness and Mercy follow me all the days of my life.
You might know that these words are from Psalm 23. I have always loved them. They comfort me. They give me strength. The shore up hope.
I believe that what we believe shows up in our reality.
Do you believe that Goodness follows you every moment?
Do you believe that Mercy is ever present, right on your heels?
I looked up the definition of Mercy today in the Webster’s 1828 Dictionary. This is what I found:
That benevolence, mildness or tenderness of heart which disposes a person to overlook injuries, or to treat an offender better than he deserves; the disposition that tempers justice, and induces an injured person to forgive trespasses and injuries, and to forbear punishment, or inflict less than law or justice will warrant. In this sense, there is perhaps no word in our language precisely synonymous with mercy. That which comes nearest to it is grace. It implies benevolence, tenderness, mildness, pity or compassion, and clemency, but exercised only towards offenders. Mercy is a distinguishing attribute of the Supreme Being.
What a beautiful display of Divine energy this Mercy is.
So why do we need Mercy to follow us?
I don’t know exactly, but I’m thinking it’s because we can be so hard on ourselves and others. We have grown up in a world and culture that can be so unforgiving, so merciless, so afraid.
We are accustomed to judging so quickly….whether that be ourselves or another person. I think we judge when we are scared of losing something…..or when we are withholding self-respect from ourselves.
Just say this word out loud a few times slowly. Let it be like a balm of soft warm oil that runs down from the top of your head, down around your body and down below your feet.
Oh Blessed Mercy.
Oh Faithful Goodness.
In a world so set on edge by fear, lack, and resignation, Divine God, please heal our souls and lead us back to the center of Love and Unity by your Mercy.
This week, make it a daily practice to believe in Mercy. Feel it following you, extend it bountifully to yourself and others, and receive gratefully ALL that it has to offer you…ALL of your days.
Grateful for you,