Mercy - an embrace of joyous givenThis sculpture, located in New Brunswick Theological Seminary, is entitled “Everything I Have is Yours.” I love the look of joy on the one face, and the bliss of contentment on the other 1. Mercy really should be a joy to hold out, and contentment in the love which offer mercy should be our only response to it’s presence.

We live in a world becoming increasingly devoid of mercy, where it’s seen as a weakness others will exploit. But this sculpture tells me offering mercy may actually be a point where we are most genuinely human.

Sadly, I didn’t have my Nikon with me today as I travelled, so I had to “settle” for my iPhone 6s+ camera to take this photo.

  1. I realize this is likely an image of the father talking to the older son in Jesus’ parable of the Prodigal Son. But he looks content to me. 

One thought

  1. Perhaps we take God’s mercy too lightly and that is the reason we fail to find joy in mercy

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