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From the translator’s journal ~Mercy~

Mercy…Mercy might be
the form of the ultimate love…

It includes
compassion, sympathy
and understanding.

While listening to
Matthew Passion: Erbarme dich, mein Gott,
I think of the depth of the words.

The painful love I felt 
for my bedridden mother,
it reminds me somehow of
God’s ultimate love.

He gave me that Love
like a piercing Light
when I saw her just lying down
without words.

With that piercing Light
I was led to the very end
of her journey.
It was a Gift from God
that I could go through.

The ultimate love,
the Mercy of God.
A Gift from God…

What a beautiful prayer!
Have mercy, my God!
Erbarme dich, mein Gott!
(August 20, 2022)