Why does Jesus bless the merciful?
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
For I desire mercy, not sacrifice…
The Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
Some people love to give and receive mercy. Others, not so much. I say that because most of the folks I talk with think they don’t need mercy. Mercy is for victims and losers. Mercy is for wretched and miserable people. In other words, mercy is for people who are poor, mourning, meek, and hungry. And these are the people Jesus describes as “blessed.”