Grace, mercy, and peace . . . When we write a letter or an email we open with something like  Dear Mary, so good to have seen you yesterday or Hi, Jim!  I hope you’re doing well.   We take a moment to greet the person and offer some expression of goodwill.   This is exactly what Paul did in Scripture:   “To Timothy, my dear child”.   But then he went a little further by offering Timothy God’s “grace, mercy, and peace”. Of course, some openings...