When many people think of the word “mercy” they see kind acts and forgiveness. These are examples of mercy and Divine mercy is much more than these beautiful, loving acts.
Divine mercy is the foundational force that pervades the universe and manifests in everything we experience. When we feel the warmth of the sun on our cheek, hear the sweetness of a bird’s song or experience joy in our heart when we look into the innocent eyes of a child, all of this is mercy. When our heart is crying for help, guidance or support because of a challenging situation and we receive an answer, inspiration or healing-this, too is Divine mercy.
There is mercy in the rain as it pours down and nourishes the soil and gives birth to plants, flowers, and fruit. There is mercy in the air that we breathe. Without thinking about it, our body knows what to do with oxygen breathed and turns it into fuel that sustains your life. Every single moment of our existence has mercy in it. Mercy is so primary and fundamental that most of the time we don’t even notice it. The teachings of the Sufi path help us to recognize that Divine mercy, tenderness, care, nurturing, support and answers to our prayers come to us in every single moment.
Where do you see mercy in your life?