The Christian tradition teaches that the route to compassion begins with God. Resting in Divine Compassion, we turn to offer compassion to ourselves. Once we find healing and wholeness there, the compassionate impulse invites us out into the world as agents of God, bearers of compassion—first for those dear to us and then for those we find difficult.
—Andrew Dreitcer, Living Compassion: Loving Like Jesus (Upper Room Books, 2017)
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All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.
—2 Corinthians 5:18 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Gracious God, give us compassion and humility in our hearts. Let us be kind, gentle, generous, loving, giving, and forgiving wherever we may go.
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