This is my favorite scene from one of my favorite movies - Les Miserables. The bishop has mercy on Jean Valjean, an escape convict, by feeding him and allowing him to sleep in his house. Valjean returns the merciful favor by stealing all the bishop's fine silver and knocking him unconscious.
After Valjean is caught, the bishop has even more mercy on him. The mercy-heart of the bishop transforms Valjean for the rest of his life.
At the very end of the video, notice the utter fear in Valjean's eyes. This is a great picture of the abundant grace and mercy we find in our great God through our Lord Jesus Christ!
"But with You there is forgiveness, that You may be feared." Psalm 130:4
Please transform us, oh God, by Your great mercy! For Jesus' sake!
For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. Luke 17:24
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:2
But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Galatians 6:14
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
Let the motto upon your whole ministry be - "Christ is All!" - Mather