I love these words. I desire mercy, not sacrifice. They showed up in my Bible reading again today. In Matthew 9, Jesus says go and learn what this means. In Matthew 12 in dealing with the Sabbath Jesus says, "if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless."
So what do you think this means?
Here's a post I did on the Matthew 9 passage almost 1 year ago.