That doesn’t mean being merciful.
Mercy is choosing not to punish someone
When they deserve it.
Grace is offering someone a good thing
When they haven’t done anything to deserve it.
I do this automatically
For friends of friends
For people I know nothing about.
“Here,” I say,
“Take this. It’s a gift.
No, I don’t need anything in return.
Just take it and be warm.”
And I live my life
Without much regret.
The thing is
I would rather bless