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  • a phrase pulled from @jnswanson's blog.

    "Among people who pray, some ask God for traveling mercies. It's a funny phrase. Mercy is, briefly, not getting what you deserve (in contrast to grace which is getting what you don't deserve).

    A request for traveling mercies must mean a request for protection, a request for smoothness in the face of the expected roughness of the road, a request for less traffic than might be expected."

    December 27, 2008