“The Constructive Displeasure of Mercy.” What a curious title! I find it so mysterious—and intriguing. How is mercy a “displeasure”? Usually we think of mercy as extending our hand to someone who is powerless, and that is a good thing. But David Powlison tackles it from a different angle: extending mercy when you have been unjustly and wrongly attacked. In that situation, mercy can be a sting and a great “displeasure.” Yet mercy, instead of anger or retaliation, is the constructive way forward.