Saturday, October 24, 2009


What does mercy look like?
Is it forgiving when there hasn't been an apology?
Is it with-holding your first impression until you know more about a person?
Is it taking your own life to save another's?
Is it granting yourself mercy in spite of past mistakes?

The Shape of Mercy: A novel by Susan Meissner gives a reader a lot to think about. I was convicted many times about how I view/judge people too quickly while reading it.

But it also made me think about mercy and all the different ways that we give it/or withhold it.

The author grips you from the first chapter and doesn't let go until the end... And the end will surprise you.