Meditation on Sacrifice

Meditation on Sacrifice

I desire
mercy,
and not sacrifice.

Mercy
is a type
of sacrifice.

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When I am weak,
it is then
that I am strong.

Sacrifice
and by a willing weakness
be made strong.

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Like living stones
be yourselves built
into a spiritual house,

to be a holy priesthood,
to offer spiritual sacrifices
acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

With every sacrifice
comes an offer
of strength.

The sacrifices of old
were from the store
of one’s goods–material.

The sacrifice of mercy
is from one’s spirit
for that of another:

one’s good.