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Week Twenty Six: The Quality of Mercy
Happy Sunday! Welcome to our weekly celebration of coffee, food, Shakespeare and song. Add your own pot-luck dish by recording and sharing a favorite piece of Shakespeare or Sunday song … and we’ll pair it with a brunchy dish and cup of Joe.
No matter where we are in the world, or on the road, coffee is a non-negotiable ritual and comfort for most of us. It’s our trusty companion on long travel days, it energizes us for a full day of adventures, and it’s the best way to enjoy a quiet, slow morning overlooking a beautiful landscape.
Making coffee on the road hasn’t always been so accessible, but now there are a number of ways to brew a rich and fragrant cup while traveling.
The Merchant of Venice
Portia (Act IV - Scene I)
The quality of mercy is not strained;
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:
'T is mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown:
His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty,
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
But mercy is above this sceptred sway;
It is enthronèd in the hearts of kings,
It is an attribute to God himself;
And earthly power doth then show likest God's
When mercy seasons justice. Consider this,
That, in the course of justice, none of us
Should see salvation: we do pray for mercy;
And that same prayer doth teach us all to render
The deeds of mercy.
Skillet Potatoes and Onions (Delilah)
Sunday Morning (George Twins)
Thanks for another wonderful week. Warm welcome to all our new teammates and friends. You’re right on time to jump right in!