This page is intended to encourage people in their faith. Stay tuned for more about God's grace.
Here's the simplest definition I've ever heard of the difference between mercy and grace...mercy is when God doesn't give you what you deserve, and grace is when He gives you what you don't deserve.
That's pretty easy to remember. Which brings to mind another definition that has nothing to do with anything, but...it's funny. The teacher in a little backwoods one-room schoolhouse calls on a teenage hillbilly kid who is still languishing in the third grade a test question: "Orlo." she asks, "What is the difference between ignorance and apathy?"
Orlo looks up from his comic book and shrugs. "I don't know, and I don't care," he mumbles, and goes back to looking at the pictures.
The teacher gives him an A.