Compassion (next day repost)

beyond justice

beyond forgiveness

beyond mercy

beyond benevolence

Doing whatever it takes

to relieve pain.

Willing to allay

fear of retribution

tolerant

understanding

considerate

comforting

Making it so that the victim

does not suffer and ache.

Helping the offender

to make amends and be restored.

Compassion…

needs to be sympathetic

wants to be empathetic

induces care

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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