“If you want to be happy, practice compassion” Dalai Lama
In order to be compassionate to others, it is necessary to first be compassionate to yourself. Compassion isn’t being ‘soft’, letting yourself or others ‘off the hook’. It is strong and tough but it means understanding with loving kindness. Jesus looked at people and had compassion on them.
Today, lets think about how we can be compassionate to ourselves first and then compassionate to someone else.
Lord Jesus, who was always compassionate to others who were hurting or struggling, give us your spirit to walk with us in the way and to reach out to others with kindness and compassion. Amen