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”

Merciful

Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy.[1] Above peace, empathy’s comfort, beyond justice, compassion’s heart, hence harmony’s restoration. Cooperation heals our wounds, our listening first, speaks volumes, and keeps judgment from directing. Forgiving includes forgetting – unfailing generosity fulfills unconditional love, Intrinsic to our covenant, relief precludes anxiety, concern excludes retribution. ThoseContinue reading “Merciful”

Forgive and Forget

I am asked to forgive those who have offended me This is not easy, when there’s no reparation; and even harder, when there’s no preparation. I am asked to forget what I have forgiven This is possible but difficult to realize. It requires imagination and a penchant to idealize. Truth is not transactional Truth isContinue reading “Forgive and Forget”

Instrument

use without abuse employ without exploiting i support justice and serve mercy i embrace sacrifice and abandon selfishness without doubt, i leap with faith with hope i relieve despair light overpowers darkness forgiveness overturns guilt healing overwhelms injury happiness overcomes sadness to give undoes the dullness of apathy to listen brings the courage of telepathyContinue reading “Instrument”