The Church is no stranger to suffering, but she also doesn’t shy away from it! In a variety of timely yet timeless essays, Lutheran theologians look at Christ’s mercy and the way in which He showers healing, compassion and forgiveness on His people. Additionally, within these essays, Christians will also be encouraged to engage in active, joyful lives of mercy in their own homes, work places, congregations and communities. From LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison to the sainted Rev. Wilhelm Lohe, readers will learn about mercy’s roots in the Old Testament, how to make the case for showing mercy in the world, the vocation of Christians as it pertains to showing care to the neighbor and even what it means to be a Lutheran engaging in acts of mercy in today’s social ministries circles.