Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful – Luke 6:36

"How do we change? How do we become merciful? There is only one way: through examining our conscience and being led through the door first of repentance and then of conversion. This is why Lent is such a season of grace because it is the season of repentance and conversion. When we turn back to God, God comes running out to us. When we confess the sins we have committed against mercy (resentment, revenge, anger, spite, hatred) we receive mercy from the God of mercy. We can show mercy only when we know mercy. Bible Alive, 13 March 2017.