Being full of mercy, God acts to relieve our distress. His merciful heart aches over the misery which the sinfulness of human beings has brought to the world. As you meditate on God’s mercy and grow in his likeness, mercy will become increasingly significant part of your daily life. And when we get to know him intimately, our hearts will ache as well over our suffering and needy brethren, and our arms will reach out to them, our homes will open up, our wallets will unfold, and we shall find great joy in some of the misery of the world.