What is compassion? Is it the slight smile we have when we see a man kiss his new born baby?
Is it the sigh of relief we feel when we hear someone in danger has been rescued?
Is it the sharing of a wise “I know” with the one who needs to know he or she is not alone?
Is it the sense of wholeness you feel when someone touches your heart with prayer ?
Is it the urge to do a helpful thing for one who is needful?
Is it feeling drawn to embrace a cause, a mission, a crusade?
Is it the tenderness you have for the needless road side kill?
Is it the moment you forgive a trespass by one you love?
Is it when you let yourself be–no matter your faults and failings?
Is it joining the world in it’s desire for peace?
Think on this. Tell me what is “compassion”?
Here’s your Daily Word..
Compassion inspires me to love without limit.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
When someone I know is struggling, my heart is moved to compassion. I may offer help and assurance or simply hold them in prayer. The love of God within inspires me to love others without limits.
By cultivating compassion, I connect with my humanity. I realize that we are all human beings with the same basic needs. The qualities I want for my life, others want as well. Every person wants safety, love, family and friendship, opportunities to thrive, and a sense of well-being.
Compassion encourages me to act with loving-kindness. As I love others more, I grow in awareness of my true nature—I am the love of God in expression.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted.—Ephesians 4:32