If I had to pick one of God's characteristics that I most love and desire, I would pick his Mercy. I so much deserve the fires of hell. More than almost anyone knows how much I need that. God has poured his grace over me once his mercy cleansed me. The disciples were puzzled about Jesus acceptance of a "loose" woman. A woman that has committed the unspeakable. The Pharisees nearby question Jesus also. His response? "One man owed someone $3 and another man owed $1,000,000...both were forgiven. Who loves him the most?"
That's me: the $1,000,000 lady.
And Jesus said elsewhere, when questioned about his choice of people to hang around with: Jesus replied "I came for the sick ...Like a doctor receives the accolades of those he had snatched from the jaws of death...This sickest were the ones with the greatest debt of gratitude.
God's mercy extends as far as the East is from the West. He has bathed me in Mercy, rinsed me with his grace and the toweled me off with his Love... And soon. Very soon, I will be dressed in his righteous white gown.