i posted about the seven deadly sins according to Mahatma Gandhi and now i ’m posting the seven Knightly Virtues. i know it’s a little dated as we don’t have knights today, but… but i think that inside every man is a desire to be a knight in shining armour and inside every woman is the desire to be rescued by a knight in shining armour, that is if she hasn’t been already.

“The quality of mercy is not strained; It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed- It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes.”   William Shakespeare

Too much mercy… often resulted in further crimes which were fatal to innocent victims who need not have been victims if justice had been put first and mercy second.”   Agatha Christie

Mercy – my words and attitude can be painful weapons in this world, which is why i as a knight in shining armor exercises mercy in my dealings with others, creating a sense of peace and community, rather than engaging in hostility and antagonism.

Mercy – compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person in one’s power; compassion, pity, or benevolence.

We have a powerful and merciful God. He knows i have fallen short of His glory, but His mercy is incredible. That is why as a disciple i need to always be aware of His love and His mercy. A day shouldn’t go by without my praising God. i may be barely able to comprehend His mercy, but i know that it is there.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Titus 3:5 He saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but because of His own pity and mercy, by [the] cleansing [bath] of the new birth (regeneration) and renewing of the Holy Spirit,

“Do not stand on a high pedestal and take 5 cents in your hand and say, “here, my poor man”, but be grateful that the poor man is there, so by making a gift to him you are able to help yourself. It is not the receiver that is blessed, but it is the giver. Be thankful that you are allowed to exercise your power of benevolence and mercy in the world, and thus become pure and perfect.”   Swami Vivekananda

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