To Be Merciful

Matthew 5:7

7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

President Harold B. Lee said:

“Our salvation rests upon the mercy we show to others. Unkind and cruel words, or wanton acts of cruelty toward man or beast, even though in seeming retaliation, disqualify the perpetrator in his claims for mercy when he has need of mercy in the day of judgment before earthly or heavenly tribunals. Is there one who has never been wounded by the slander of another whom he thought to be his friend? Do you remember the struggle you had to refrain from retribution? Blessed are all you who are merciful for you shall obtain mercy!”

(Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Harold B. Lee [2000], 203.)