In honor of the season of Lent, I want to share this painting, “Streams of Mercy.” Inspired by the hymn, “Come Thou Font,” I envisioned the mercy of Jesus as flowing like the purest water from His wounds. As I pondered the wonder of God’s mercy, a childhood memory floated up in my mind. I could hear the gentle voice of the priest praying these words as we prepared for Holy Communion: “…We most humbly beseech Thee, of Thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort and succour all those who in this transitory life are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity.” Sometimes the old prayer is the best prayer, and these words resonate in my soul. We all experience hardship and suffering in this very transitory life. It is truly the forever mercy of Jesus that restores and refreshes. Kyrie eleison.