One definition for the word "mercy" in Webster's dictionary is: "a blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion."
After a little soul searching, the angels were helping me to understand that in order to have a heart for those less fortunate, one must first have a heart for what is poor or unhappy inside one's self.
The gift of mercy is to be as compassionate to yourself as you are to others. Don't be so hard on yourself. Treat yourself tenderly. When a mistake is made rather than let your hardhearted ego beat you up, simply affirm you'll do better next time, then let it go. Don't keep hammering away at it.
Often we treat ourselves mercilessly, but can easily shower compassion on everyone else. The angels want us to know that when we are so full of God's love, we automatically give from a place of overflowing.
So the Angel of Mercy helps to silence that ruthless critic lodged in our consciousness. Why not take time out today and create a loving place for yourself in your heart. God never changed His mind about you. He loves you. You are His masterpiece.
Enjoy your day with the Angels.
Love and joyful blessings,
(Art: Abbott Handerson Thayer, Angel, 1889)