To be truly merciful – Mar Isaac

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If you are truly merciful, do not grieve inwardly when you are unjustly deprived of something you possess, and do not tell others of your loss. Nay rather, let the loss you suffer from others be swallowed up by your own mercy, as the sharp edge of wine is swallowed up by much water.

[Mar Isaac the Syrian, Homily 6, Ascetical Homilies]

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