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How Much Does Mercy Cost?

As a teacher, it has not been unusual for one of my students – especially for one of my high school students – to plead with me, “Father, when you grade our tests, have mercy!” For me to give an extra point or two on an exam is easy. To round up to the next grade doesn’t cost me anything. And if it weren’t for a healthy respect for justice, I could just as easily give all my students A’s. But that’s not all mercy is about. Mercy often has a cost. In the Gospel, …

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