Blessed are the merciful
for they will be shown mercy.
Above peace, empathy’s comfort,
beyond justice, compassion’s heart,
hence harmony’s restoration.
Cooperation heals our wounds,
our listening first, speaks volumes,
and keeps judgment from directing.
Forgiving includes forgetting –
fulfills unconditional love,
Intrinsic to our covenant,
relief precludes anxiety,
concern excludes retribution.
Those who take care of their neighbor
will be treated with gentleness.
 Matthew 5: 7