Practice compassion

Posted on Aug 16, 2017 | 6 Comments
Practice compassion

When people are cruel and mean, it’s often a signal that they are not feeling love in their life. They manifest outwardly what they feel inwardly. So, if you want to bring improvement their way, give them what they need—love.

Jesus taught,

“Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid…You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate” Luke 6:35-36, NLT.

Love doesn’t lay down on the ground and allow evil to trample all over it. Love takes a position of strength and authority over anger and hatred and dissolves it.

Love is not a wimp. Love is not passive. Love takes control of a situation and turns it around for the better.

Love straightens out evil attitudes improving the mental atmosphere for everyone affected. Love has the final say.

Love is wise and compassionate.

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  1. diane
    August 16, 2017

    How tender-hearted this is. How true. Of course.
    Mary Baker Eddy says that in our prayers for ourselves and others we must ‘deny sin and plead God’s allness’ (p. 15:17 S&H)

    Deny means “to declare untrue; reject; refuse to believe, recognize or acknowledge.” The root means to ‘completely say NO’.

    How fair and kind to reject the authority of meanness in anyone. In the allness of God’s Love, Truth declares untrue and rejects a believer or a belief in any meanness or cruelty, hurt or hurtfulness in any dear child. We can completely say YES to the fact that Love has always reigned in every idea, for God eternally loves all throughout all time and space.

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  2. Gustavo
    August 16, 2017

    Good morning Evan and participants. Absolutely agree with you. The foundation of Christianity, is without doubt the Love. That love that as children of God we reflect. And this makes a domino effect, that is why Love is reflected in love and we feel compassion for those who do not behave, bie, sick, of course, everything in belief, but by the compassion that reflects Love we help them with the truth. Blessings.

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  3. Gustavo
    August 16, 2017

    Very beautiful your comment Diane. Thank you.

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  4. Anna
    August 16, 2017

    A much needed message today with all the seeming meanness going on in our country right now. I for one am really struggling with this, and long to transform my reaction to the events in the news into something positive and productive.

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  5. Patty
    August 16, 2017

    I recently found myself feeling uncomfortable and had to ask myself if I really understand what true compassion is – when defined as “with passion” or “to suffer with”. The word “suffer” to me has been largely associated with pain and hardship. I was taught that Jesus was truly compassionate and suffered excruciating pain and cruel hardship on the cross for my sake. Does that mean I killed Jesus Christ? They called it “the passion of Christ” – Am I to do the same for others? How does that help? But then I recalled Jesus quoted in 3 gospels as saying “Suffer the little children..” which means the verb was used in a different meaning, “to allow”. Hmm .. maybe the answer is not in “suffering”.

    So I took a second look at the word “passion” meaning “strong feeling” and concluded that God has only one strong feeling as we know it – Love. Jesus Christ met and crossed out error with pure, perfect love. He was the conduit, as it were, to all of God’s offspring for God’s giving (truth and love for error). And he assured me that what he could do, I could do also, and more. And now I know I can be truly compassionate because I am a fountain of Love -that in order for me to stay constantly replenished, I must be constantly pouring it out. And that felt Good!

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  6. diane
    August 17, 2017

    Beautiful Patty. Just beautiful.

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