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Mercy 34th Good Word in the “Good Words Project”

Mercy is Jo's calling

The "Good Words" project, created by Jo_Goldsmith11, Jo gives us a good word each week to practice living by, to help and inspire her fellow hubbers, to become the best writers we can be.

Mercy is the 34th word in the "Good Words" project and I believe that this word describes Jo. When Jo first started the "Good Words" project thirty three weeks ago I made a promise to write a poem for every good word she gave us weekly.

I may not get them all done as quickly as I would like but will continue to do them as quickly as time and my schedule will permit.

This weeks good word is "Mercy."



© by Shyron Shenko

God showers Mercy on everyone of us

From the lighting of the sun

To the twinkling of the stars

When each day is done

Mercy is Compassion

Caring for each other

Not just for their physical being

But for their very soul

Mercy is Sympathy

Empathy that runs deep

And we show sympathy

With promises that we keep

Jesus is the promise of forgiveness

For everybody’s sins, a merciful salvation

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From the time that we begin

With His Holy sacrifice

Until we reach our final end

The greatest act of Mercy

God could ever show

Was to give up His only son

Because he loves us so….

Authors who have picked up the Baton and added to the Light2Love, a.k.a. (also known as) The Good Words Project.

My dear sweet friend Maria, a.k.a. Mar, a.k.a. Marcoujor, with her project Good Words Musical Challenge.

© 2014 Shyron E Shenko


C E Clark from North Texas on April 24, 2021:

Mercy is all of our callings. We all need it even when we don't realize it, and we will all want it when we meet The Boss. If we want it for ourselves, then like forgiveness, we must first give it.

A lovely poem. Posting it on FB & AH.

Blessings, dear friend . . .

C E Clark from North Texas on April 13, 2020:

'They' are now saying the Coronavirus may be slowing down a little and that getting back to 'normal' life is within the realm of possibility. I hope they are right, but some scientists and medical authorities on this pandemic are saying it is likely to come back again and again over time.

I hope our Lord will have mercy on us and end it, else at some point it will wipe us all out. Posting this article to AH & FB. Hope you are staying well, dear friend.

C E Clark from North Texas on March 08, 2020:

I hope God will have mercy for the people around this world who are infected, and who will yet become infected by the Coronavirus. The death rate for it is so high.

Blessings to you dear friend. Stay well.

C E Clark from North Texas on November 21, 2019:

It's very simple. If we want mercy, something we all need sometimes, then we must also give mercy. Posting this article on FB & AH.

Hope all is well with you dear friend. Blessings . . .

C E Clark from North Texas on August 03, 2019:

I think mercy and forgiveness are so important, not just to receive from Christ, but to give to the people around us or who we encounter. We all need it more often than we might want to admit. It only makes sense to pass it on . . .

Blessings and hugs to you my dear friend. Hope you are managing ok in this awful heat and that all is well with you.

C E Clark from North Texas on February 26, 2019:

We all need mercy at one time or another, no exceptions. To receive mercy one must give it, and generously. Not an easy thing to do. I know a lot of people think that all they have to do is believe and they will be saved and rewarded. If they would read the entire Bible, especially the New Testament, it would flesh out that idea of salvation for them. One of my teachers told me that simple believers would be saved, but they would not receive rewards as others who had done more. I don't claim to know the answer, but I do think more than a simple belief will be required. That's just my thinking. Other people will have to decide/figure it out for themselves, and I hope we are all successful in that goal.

I hope John is at peace, and if his faith was strong as I was led to believe it was, then I believe he will be rewarded.

In the meantime, we must all remember to be merciful to each other, because it is not for us to judge each other. Only God qualifies for that task. We are to encourage and help each other reach our goal of salvation so that we may celebrate together. We must remember that salvation is a gift and cannot be earned, yet it can be lost if we imagine ourselves better than others, because our own failings seem more trivial to ourselves than their failings seem to us.

Mercy and forgiveness was a major message Jesus brought to us while He was among us and we need to remember it every moment. If it wasn't important, Jesus would not have made such a point of teaching about it, and in the end, offering it to His crucifiers.

Blessings to you dear friend. I hope all is well with you.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 27, 2018:

Au fait, I think I need to re-read my own hub "Mercy" to remember what Mercy is. I think John was losing his faith when he asked for Mercy and felt there was none for him and I felt/feel not many people deserved Mercy more than he did, but then I think maybe his passing was his Mercy.

Would you show Mercy to a country who turns the reins of our government over to someone so evil, greedy and uncaring. I don't know.

I hope that all is well with you. Blessings my dear friend.

C E Clark from North Texas on May 21, 2018:

I realize that in spite of so many 'good Christians' residing in this country, it is still more like Sodom and Gomorrah, with many of the self-described 'good Christians' adding to that sinful condition, whether they realize it or not. For sure, overall, this country deserves to be chastised, but I wonder if God will have mercy and remove the imbecile that is destroying this country and this planet from an office he has no understanding of how to run, and has no ability to understand it, so learning has no relevance, after the next 2.5 years have passed? It doesn't seem fair that eveyone here should be punished for the ignorance of a few.

Is there a limit to the countries who have bribed Trump? Wonder how much they have paid him so far . . . Unbelievable that some people still support him even though he is selling this country out to the highest bidders for his own benefit.

This country needs God's mercy now more than ever if there is to be anything left by 2020.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 05, 2016:

Au fait, thank you for the compliment, comment and sharing, you will never know how much I appreciate you.

It has been a horrible long day and I do need to go and lay-me-down to sleep.

Blessings and Hugs my dear friend.

C E Clark from North Texas on April 05, 2016:

Sharing this again because I believe it's one of the most important things anyone can do for another person -- mercy and forgiveness. When mercy is given it is also received. A very good deal for all of us less than perfect folks. BAD, bad deal for all those people who know they're already perfect and don't need any mercy.

Hope all is well with you this bright sunny day. Got snipped again! They keep taking out my link capsules in favor of their choice of my hubs to promote instead -- hubs that have nothing in common with the one they are placed on. Must say, starting to feel like a cat after he's been moderated a bit with all this snipping. Take care, dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 19, 2016:

Au fait, thank you for taking the time to read and comment on this. I need forgiveness for so many things.

I have been enjoying the beautiful weather. I am so glad it has been nice.

I hope all is well with you.

Blessings and hugs

C E Clark from North Texas on February 10, 2016:

Back again to share this excellent poem about mercy. Mercy and forgiveness are perhaps the most important things to remember and to do since everyone needs both so often whether they think so or not.

Hope you are enjoying this pretty day. Won't be long and it will be too damned hot again. Blessings to you and John dear friend. Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on November 27, 2015:

Au fait, thank you so very much for the compliment, comments and for sharing if you could, don't know why they no longer want us to share.

Blessings and hugs my dear friend

C E Clark from North Texas on November 19, 2015:

Mercy is so important, as is forgiveness and the 2 are really inseparable, or should be. Surprising how many people don't understand that withholding these things prevents them from receiving them as well.

Would share this if I could, but all the share buttons have been removed for some reason. I've checked, and it's not just your hubs that don't have share buttons. Have checked my own and the hubs of a couple of other people randomly and there are no share buttons. Wonder if this is another 'improvement' from HP?

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on September 29, 2015:

Paula, thank you for the comment and compliment, I really appreciate you.

Blessings my beautiful friend.

Suzie from Carson City on September 26, 2015:

Mercy......The offshoot of compassion, understanding and forgiveness.....cannot be withheld. Without these valuable virtues, there is no humanity.

Once this is lost, we are all doomed to a world of nothingness.

Beautiful work, Shyron.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on September 26, 2015:

Au fait, thank you for the comments and for sharing, I agree with you on mercy and forgiveness.

Hope you are cool and well.

Blessings and Hugs

C E Clark from North Texas on September 21, 2015:

A great message here. I truly believe mercy (and forgiveness go hand in hand) is one of the most important things we can have for each other. If we want mercy we must be generous towards other people with it. We all need it more often than we might want to admit.

I really believe God will hold us to our own standard by which we judge other people and that is an important reason for being generous with mercy and forgiveness -- so that we may also receive it.

Sharing again of course.

Hope you and John are well, and happy to learn that Mr. Walker is biting the dust. :) Blessings and hugs, dear friend . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 06, 2015:

Au fait, thank you for the comments. Yes you are right, we will pay for our sins.

The heat could not have reached 140 degrees F. We would have all burned up, maybe it was 104.

I hope you are staying cool.

Blessings and Hugs always.

C E Clark from North Texas on June 26, 2015:

Mercy and forgiveness are so important not only because they are the right thing to do, but because if we fail to have these things for others, God will not have them for us either. What you sew you shall also reap. Most people believe that means now, but in fact it means in the next life. Punishments are not handed out in this life, but in the next, along with rewards.

So awful hot yesterday. My usual weather website said the high yesterday was 140 F. Cleary a typo, though it was awfully hot at 97 F. Doesn't get below 76 at night anymore. Hope you are staying in the cool as much as possible. Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 24, 2015:

Au fait thank you for the comment. I hope you day is nice and cool right now.

Blessings and Hugs always

C E Clark from North Texas on May 23, 2015:

And if God has mercy on us who are so undeserving, who are we to withhold our mercy from any other person?

Hope you're having a good day. Started out so nice and cool, but hasn't stayed that way. Hope all is well there . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 09, 2015:

Au fait, wow! This should be turned into a hub, you are right about all that you say here.

Thank you for the comment, thumb-up and sharing.

I hope that all is well with you, and you are not to hot.

Blessings and Hugs my Dear friend.

C E Clark from North Texas on April 02, 2015:

Mercy and forgiveness, we all need it sometimes. When God gives it to us so freely, who are we to withhold it from others?

Even as He died on the cross, Jesus asked His father to forgive those people who put Him on that cross and treated Him so abominably leading up to that horrific event .

If that sin can be forgiven, and God is willing to forgive such a heinous deed as nailing His only Son to a cross and letting Him die a slow, agonizing death, then what sin are we ourselves too good to forgive? How can we withhold forgiveness and mercy from anyone? Especially the poor who are said to be shiftless, lazy, and slothful? Those people seemingly the most hated people in the U.S.are God's most loved. How can Christians still call themselves Christians when they dare to scorn their leader's words and commands?

How will those people who turn their backs on the poor answer Jesus when He asks why they treated Him so shabbily? They will say, but when did we do that? And He will say, when you turned your back on the least of these, you turned your back on me . . .

Unbelievable that last week the city of Fort Worth Texas bulldozed the only homes of 80 homeless people including children. Then they reported, no boasted, that they hauled some 68,000 pounds of trash away from the campsite to the landfill.

The so-called 'trash' was the only belongings of homeless people who were allowed only what they could carry away on the spot without notice. I say these people who persecute the homeless are evil. No true Christian could ever do such a thing to people who are without much of anything.

I bet the people who ordered and did the bulldozing aren't homeless. I bet they live like fat pigs off the taxpayers dollars. They may even have the audacity to call themselves Christians.

Fort Worth claims to destroy homeless camps just like the one referred to above about 120 times each year. And they're proud of that accomplishment.

Sharing this excellent poem. Very not today, but the night is the true test as there are few places to get in out of the heat. Blessings to you and John . . . Happy Easter!

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on March 30, 2015:

Au fait, yes the world needs a lot more mercy, to receive it and to give it. I find myself asking for Mercy daily, and I hope that I am merciful to others.

Thank you so much for the comments, compliments, up-votes and for all that you do.

Blessings and Hugs to you also my Dear Friend.

C E Clark from North Texas on March 27, 2015:

The world definitely needs a lot more mercy. God showers us with it as you rightly point out but not enough of us pass it on. We seem to want to horde it and it's one of those things that disintegrates unless used. A person gets back what they give, though not so much in this life as the next one. In this life things can be very one sided and one may never be appreciated for all they do and contribute, but amends will be made in the next life. One can't take their horde of mercy with them . . .

Voted up and awesome!

Hope you enjoyed this pretty day. Blessings and hugs for you and John. Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on March 06, 2015:

Dajine, thank you for the comment.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 14, 2015:

Enijad, thank you for the compliment, I am happy you love it.

I will visit you also.

Blessings and hugs new friend

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 14, 2015:

Au fait, thank you for re-visiting and the comment and sharing.

Yes the referral tracker was great, PegCole did a great job with that, thank you for recommending her hub.

Blessings and hugs dear friend.

Enijad from Kakanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina on February 10, 2015:

Great article Shyron, I love it

C E Clark from North Texas on February 10, 2015:

Wanted to visit this poem again as mercy is so important to all of us. We all need it daily even if we don't think so, and it goes well with forgiveness, which we all need everyday also. Since we are all is such great need of mercy ad forgiveness, maybe it would be good to practice giving it as well . . .

Sharing again.

Hope you are able to make sense of the referral tracker and that all is well at your house. Blessings . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 14, 2014:

Audrey, thank you for your comment and compliment.

Blessings dear friend.


Audrey Howitt from California on December 12, 2014:

Beautifully said! Inspirational and for me, thought provoking

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 09, 2014:

Ann, thank you, for the comment. You are right about friends not worrying about such things, but I do feel bad when it takes me a long time to reply to the wonderful comments from my wonderful friends and I fear you/ they will think I have forgotten them.

I love songs, my family was musical. And my grandson, I hope will be on American Idol, I sent my hub about him to nominate him to be on Idol.

The man who called singing frivolous, will never know the joys of food for the soul.

Blessings again Dear Ann


Ann Carr from SW England on December 09, 2014:

Songs are so important! Some may be frivolous but how good it is to be just that once in a while! What a blinkered man he must have been. I almost feel sorry for him.

No need to apologise for not replying sooner; I know that many times I've been away and delayed responses. Friends don't worry about such things.


Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 09, 2014:

Thank you dear Peg for the comment and compliments. I appreciate you dear friend.

Blessings and hugs.


Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 09, 2014:

Dear Ann, thank you for your wonderful comments and compliments.

Politicians do not read our words, I had one tell me, when I was singing while I worked, that songs are frivolous, and it angered him that I just laughed. As I replied to Colleen, politicians and developers worship the money god.

Sorry it took so long to get back to you.

Blessings and hugs to you dear friend.


Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 09, 2014:

Colleen, Thank you for your comment, I really appreciate you. You are right, It would be nice, I would rather see a sermon than hear on any day. Politicians are like developers...who worship the money god (god in lowercase representing the type, i.e. money).

Blessings and hugs and Mercy sent your way.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 09, 2014:

Ruby, thank you for your kind comments, you could not possible know how much I appreciate you dear friend. You are welcome, I have to stay dedicated to Jo's project, because it was promised.

Love, hugs and Blessings to you also.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 07, 2014:

Au fait dear friend, thank you for the comments, votes up and the sharing. Yes we all need mercy, at least I do need Mercy and forgiveness.

I am so happy it was not your computer. I hope you can get some sleep tonight. We are doing okay.

Blessings and hugs.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 07, 2014:

Thank you Jo (tobusiness), for the comment and compliment. I appreciate you much more than you can know.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 07, 2014:

Thank you Bill, for the comments and compliments. I would truly like the world to live by Mercy and show it.

You are welcome.

Have a blessed evening.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 07, 2014:

Dear Faith, thank you for the comments, compliments, up votes, tweeting, pinning and sharing.

I thank you so very much for being you. You are appreciated.

God Bless you my dear friend.

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on December 07, 2014:

You have such a talented way with these important words and are so incredibly dedicated to your commitment of poetry. This poem was beautiful and I love the video, too.

Ann Carr from SW England on December 07, 2014:

I agree with Colleen. The politicians could do well to read these wonderful poems of yours. Mercy is something many are not good at. It's so easy to criticise but not so easy to stop and think about the 'why's and the 'wherefore's.

Beautiful words, Shyron. You always do justice to Jo's choices.

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.


Colleen Swan from County Durham on December 06, 2014:

This Wonderful word. We hear it often in church and preaching, but rarely in everyday life. Politicians are detached from humanity.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on December 06, 2014:

So beautiful! The child singing has a gift from God. Your poetry is priceless and sends a pure message of mercy and love. Thank you for your continued dedication to Jo's project.

Love, hugs and blassings...

C E Clark from North Texas on December 06, 2014:

Mercy, who has never needed it? The Bible teaches that to receive mercy and forgiveness, one must give it. After all, whose sins are so much better than anyone else's that they should receive the gifts of mercy and forgiveness, yet others do not? No one's. As a result, to receive one must first give. If all do these things, forgive and then also receive forgiveness, all sins will be forgiven.

Voted up, BAUI, and will share.

Turns out a power surge destroyed daughter's router, etc. Lucky I had my computer plugged into a power strip I guess. Hope you and John are having a great weekend. Take care . . .

Jo Alexis-Hagues from Lincolnshire, U.K on December 06, 2014:

Shyron, I love what you did with this word, beautiful writing, great word art. You are one talented lady!! :)

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 06, 2014:

You always do such a beautiful job with these articles, and this one is no exception to that rule. Lovely thoughts...imagine what this world would be like it mercy rules supreme.

Thank you for linking one of my stories. Greatly appreciated, Shyron!

Faith Reaper from southern USA on December 06, 2014:

Oh, Dear Shyron, this is beautiful beyond any words I can come up with here! You have brought home the true meaning of mercy. What a most wonderful read on this Saturday morning. The video gave me goosebumps too. "How sweet the sound ..." indeed!

If God can show us all such mercy and grace through His son on that cross, we can all surely show all those with whom we come into contact ...mercy and grace to His glory.

You are beautiful and so is your writing. I love your own graphic art here too ... perfect.

Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

God bless you, precious daughter of the King, as is dear Jo.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 06, 2014:

Dear Shauna, thank you for your comment, I think Amazing Grace is the most popular Gospel song ever written and the way this little girl sings gives me goose bumps also.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 06, 2014:

Dear Devika, thank you for being here for me. Thank you for the comment and up vote, I appreciate you.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on December 06, 2014:

Beautiful, Shryon! I love the video. It gave me goosebumps!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on December 06, 2014:

Beautiful hub. Greatly inspired and the word is just what you said. I enjoy reading your hubs. Voted up!

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