Mercy is “not giving someone what they deserve.” It’s letting someone off the hook, which is not a common gesture in today’s society. We are quick to call out and even cancel those who offend us. We have become great judges of others’ sin. This is not how God desires for us to live. He has shown us never-ending mercy by forgiving all of our sins, and He has called us to extend that same mercy to others. We are called to show mercy to those who make mistakes, to those who let us down, to those far from God, and to ourselves. Let’s stand before God having loved too much rather than having judged too harshly. Never forget: The forgiven forgive!