I think often about the meaning of Micah 6:8. I love justice, but if justice were up to me, few people would get a second chance. When criminals are pardoned from a hearing because of their declining health, I want them to go to the hearing anyway — if they made someone suffer then I want them to suffer the consequences. In those moments, I realize that my love of justice is more like a love of retribution. But when I long to see someone punished, am I loving mercy as God calls me to do? When we love mercy, we can rest secure in knowing that God is the perfect judge who will make things right.As Christians, we can show God’s love and grace to the world by being in the business of second chances. Loving mercy, even when it’s painfully difficult to do so, is an opportunity to show someone else God’s love for us.