Allison Martyn

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What is the difference between mercy and grace?

These words can be used very interchangeably, but really their purpose I think is very different. It can be confusing and articulated differently. What is your thought? Perhaps you think the difference doesn't matter?

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    Mar 2 2012: Person to person or God to person?
  • Mar 2 2012: Mercy and Grace.

    To me, an imperfect human with many flaws of thought, word, deed and action,
    Mercy is not getting what I deserve.
    Grace is getting what I don't deserve.

    And I do know when it is grace as every thing happens effortlessly.
    To others it has many times appeared as though I am "doing it" and they think, "so beautifully."
    But I know it is not me.
    It is coming through me and I am being graced.