Webster's Dictionary defines it as such.a: compassion or forbearance shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one's power; also: lenient or compassionate treatment <begged for mercy>
But to the person who has been wronged, who bears the scars, who writhes in physical and mental anguish at the moment of offense and for countless minutes thereafter, this definition is horrifically unbearable and sometimes unattainable.
The LessonHowever, at that same moment when giving mercy to the offender is unfathomable, that is the same moment when, in fact, we must ask for it the most. Not so much for the offender, but in fact for ourselves.
Giving mercy-I pray you find it, give it, and receive it.