Compassion

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 inducesContinue reading “Compassion”

Wisdom

Wisdom is “listening” to the heart in between beats… The sounds of silence speak quietly and pursue peace. Wisdom is “prudence” of vision devoid of projection… Reflective dreams reveal the transparency of facts. Wisdom is “truth” in speech shunning deceit… Words are full of grace when blessed with fruit Wisdom is “detached” from the worldContinue reading “Wisdom”

Wisdom

Wisdom is “listening” to the heart in between beats… The sounds of silence speak quietly and pursue peace. Wisdom is “prudence” of vision devoid of projection… Reflective dreams reveal the transparency of facts. Wisdom is “truth” in speech shunning deceit… Words are full of grace when blessed with fruit Wisdom is “detached” from the worldContinue reading “Wisdom”

Use Me

(Based on the Prayer of St Francis of Assisi) O God, Make me an instrument of the Spirit; where there is bias, openness; where there is intransigence, reconciliation; where there is hesitancy, zeal; where there is judgment, compassion; where there is fear, peace; where there is selfishness, love. O God, Help me to confront prejudiceContinue reading “Use Me”

Practice Kindness

“I am so anxious that you have an invincible kindness”[1]   Show all sincere esteem Give all the kindness of gentleness and patience.   What joy we will live! What blessedness we will have! For kindness begets kindness[2]   What holds us? It’s love. Bound by God’s love Our hearts beat as one in theContinue reading “Practice Kindness”