I have a cousin who posted the first half of this metaphor on Facebook. I took her metaphor and ran with it, adding the comment on grace, mercy and love. Maybe you will find this little metaphor helpful.
Hope is the ability to hear the music of the future; faith is the courage to dance to it today.
Grace is the strength of God to get up and dance when you'd rather not. Mercy is God's response when we step on His toes over & over again.
Love is what keeps His arms around us throughout the dance. And love is what makes us want to bring another lonely soul to the dance floor and introduce this dear one to THE DANCE as well.