What is mercy? Mercy defined by dictionary.com as “compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person in one’s power, compassion, pity or benevolence.” Another definition is, “an act of kindness, compassion, or favour.”
Mercy is an interesting topic, well at least to me. It is something that is so forgotten about or maybe nowadays people don’t know what it is! Its sad. Mercy to me means:
-a nice warm welcoming, kind smile
-a kind word, that is optimistic and loving
-a gentle touch
-a soft look that is kind, as opposed to a disgusted, envious, proud look
-holding the door for someone
-donating/giving money to a homeless person
-being gentle with the young and adults
Why have we become so stingy in showing mercy?
Maybe that is why we are in the current tired shape. We are supposed to be advanced now. We are, when it comes to technology. When it comes to character, its very sad to see that it is getting worse. And this I believe is widely seen in our globe.
In all honesty, I am quite jealous when I see someone with great character, meaning someone who constantly shows mercy to others. I believe this a very rare feature. Therefore it is the most expensive.
Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) said: “the dearest to me among you and the nearest to me on the Day of Judgement are those who have the best character” (Sunan Al-Tirmidhee). Good character is one of the best virtues anyone can have. And Islam reinforces this character widely in the Quran and in the teachings of the Prophet may peace be upon him.
Let us try to show mercy to everyone we meet today. Okay, to one person is great as well 🙂