Understanding Mercy

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by alan c., Sep 18, 2002.

  1. There was a young man in Napoleon's army who commited a deed so terrible that it was worthy of death. The day before he was scheduled for the firing squad. the young man's mother went to Napoleon and pleaded for mercy for her son.
    Napoleon replied "Woman, your son does not deserve mercy."
    "I know," she answered. " If he deserved it then it would not be mercy.

    Alice Gray

    Who among us deserves mercy?