Sometimes we ( even Christians) take things out if context. I think words are said, thoughts are expressed which we take in the wrong way. I know we have all experienced things that affect our decision making, our emotional responses and our reactions in different ways. I love the people in my life but because I have the gift of mercy I can look at a situation and see it from all sides. This makes it hard for me to get upset at one party or another. However, I have a lot of people in my life who do. I am tired of playing the mediator and placating both sides.
Blessed is the peace maker. I too have this gift, along with the gift of understanding and reason. I guess this is what made me so good as a Union Negotiator and as a Mediator, a task I thoroughly enjoyed.
"I have the gift of mercy I can look at a situation and see it from all sides. This makes it hard for me to get upset at one party or another." I would agree and consider that a gift my friend. I like people of all kinds of interpretation and so my friends would traditionally all be fighting with each other. Each has their own talent which is what I look for.