Begin with God
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)
What can you do to rest in Divine Compassion today?
"God heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds."
—Psalm 147:3 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
Lord, make me an instrument of your compassion.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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