08 August 2007

"Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obain mercy."

-Matthew 5:7

The quaility of mercy is not strained.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:
'Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown;
His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty,
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
But mercy is above this sceptred sway;
It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
It is an attribute to God himself;
And earthly power doth then show likest God's
When mercy seasons justice. Therefore, Jew,
Though justice be thy plea, consider this,
That, in the course of justice, none of us
Should see salvation: we do pray for mercy;
And that same prayer doth teach us all to render
The deeds of mercy.

-W. Shakespeare


J. No said...
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J. No said...

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Just replace the location of your background image on your template with this location: http://josh.jnordstrom.com/images/6ezp9ua.jpg

(the .jpg will have the same name.)