Epigraph from Michael Gruber's "Valley of the Bones":
There are four evidences of divine mercy here below. The favors of God to beings capable of contemplation (these states exist and
form part of their experience as creatures). The radiance of these beings and their compassion, which is the divine compassion in them. The beauty of the world. The fourth evidence is the complete absence of mercy here below.
-- Simone Weil, "Gravity and Grace."