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Mercy’s Face

Mercy’s Face

What does mercy look like? Feel like? Take a moment to read this inspiring short poem that reminds us what mercy does so that we can be more merciful to ourselves and to others.

Mercy’s Face
By Elizabeth Cunningham

There is a mercy in the tides
they come and go
they make new again
they bear no malice
towards the wreckage they toss or take.
If they are not mercy
they remind us of mercy.
They show us mercy’s face.

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From Wild Mercy, by Elizabeth Cunningham (Creatrix, 2007). Copyright (c) 2007 by Elizabeth Cunningham. Reprinted by permission of the author.
From Wild Mercy, by Elizabeth Cunningham (Creatrix, 2007).

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11:32AM PDT on Apr 18, 2013

yes, mercy is a marvelous quality

9:44AM PST on Feb 18, 2013


8:34AM PST on Jan 21, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

9:16AM PDT on Jul 29, 2012

I see Mercy in the face of God everyday when he looks down on His children who continually reject his love!

7:41AM PDT on Apr 1, 2012


10:46AM PST on Feb 25, 2012

I'm sorry, this poem did not move me. My definition of mercy is compassion. When life is spared or ended in a kind manner to prevent further suffering. When one finds companionship and love in this life it is a mercy. When one finds purpose in life it is a mercy. When one has the material needs met such as food and shelter it is a mercy. All of our blessings are mercies. The ocean itself is as merciless as the rest of this world and many creatures are stranded by the tides. Such is life.

1:17AM PST on Feb 5, 2012


9:32PM PST on Feb 4, 2012

Thankyou, that was beautiful

5:31PM PST on Feb 4, 2012

Thankyou, that was beautiful.

3:43PM PST on Feb 4, 2012

Thank you!

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