The Compassion-grounded, “Rest and Digest” state can set us on a path to physical and mental well-being. However, Christian spiritual traditions insist the purpose is something other than personal well-being. Being in intimate relationship with God, the Eternal Source of Compassion, is both the means and the end: We are invited to ground ourselves in Divine Compassion, receive Compassion, become filled with the Presence of Compassion, so that we become images of God, living expressions of the Eternal Source of Compassion.
—Andrew Dreitcer, Living Compassion: Loving Like Jesus (Upper Room Books, 2017)
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The LORD is merciful and righteous;
our God is compassionate.
—Psalm 116:5 (CEB)
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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