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Clemency keeps us secure in the knowledge that when someone does something wrong, the appropriate discipline will be exercised. When we exercise Clemency, we avoid the old "eye for an eye" idea of discipline. We don’t demand exact repayment for a wrong, but can accept something else and still be satisfied that justice has been served. It makes sure that your reaction to disobedience, poor choices and trespasses with children is handled in a reasonable and consistent manner. Clemency is the virtue that helps us make sure we handle disobedience, poor choices, and disputes in a reasonable and consistent manner by not being too strict, but not being too lax either. It also allows us to see circumstances and other factors that might make a difference in how we discipline.