It is so easy to be compassionate to those people that we like. But what about the people who have hurt us in some way? That is not so easy. Too often we hold a grudge and always look at that person differently. Recently someone who is not my favorite person came down with cancer. The diagnosis made me think about my own feelings and that my petty complaints were of no consequence. I have been moved to compassion but I should have been there from the beginning. We never know what is going on is someone else’s life. We must learn compassion for all mankind.
Forgiving Lord, remind us that we may not know all that is going on in the life of someone else. Help us to stay away from judgement and instead practice compassion. AMEN