In a true Christian community, a person will both receive compassion and mercy from others and will be willing to respond to others who are in need with mercy. That does not mean that a loving Christ follower won't instruct you as to how you can change and walk closer to Christ. But, there will be love and compassion while doing it. Why? Because, 'apart from the grace of God there goes I' is always the attitude displayed by brothers and sisters who are followers of Christ. Let's practice this sort of mercy.