But now we must celebrate and rejoice, because your brother was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.
What profit is there for one to gain the whole world yet lose or forfeit himself?
“Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
-Jesus (Mark 10:14)
Mercy imitates God, and disappoints Satan.
-St. John Chrysostom
Let your mercy come to me, LORD,
salvation in accord with your promise.
Show us, LORD, your mercy; grant us your salvation. – Psalm 85:8
You have been told, O mortal, what is good,
and what the LORD requires of you:
Only to do justice and to love goodness,
and to walk humbly with your God.
– Micah 6:8
What profit is there for one to gain the whole world yet lose or forfeit herself?
Know that the LORD is God,
he made us, we belong to him,
we are his people, the flock he shepherds.