The cross is not fair

And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you? Matt 18:33

Mercy isn’t fair. Mercy leaves 99 successful followers to pursue the one wandering soul. Mercy throws a party when he returns even when the 99 grumble about it. Mercy pays the same wages to the latecomer. The cross is Christ’s act of mercy, not fairness. As recipients of mercy we do well to open our arms and enjoy the party.

Lord, forgive me for demanding fair when You’ve given me so much more than I deserve.