We may not always recognize when Christ is in our presence. He will likely not trumpet his existence. He may come to you in the quietest of moments and in ways unexpected. As he says in Matthew 25, “whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” Jesus may come to you as a lost child needing comfort or an elderly woman needing help reading labels at the grocery store. Mercy requires us to lift our heads and to pay attention to our neighbors and strangers in need around us.