We are all looking for THAT, right?
Give me the 7 ways to find love forever. . .
Tell me the 12 ways to free my heart. . .
Show me 3 simple ways how to Face my fears and fear no more. . .
Knowing how to____________________________forever in 2 easy steps. . .
Aren’t we all looking for
T H A T
one simple thing
T H A T
will guarantee to make our lives more loving,
E A S I E R
R I C H E R
F U L F I L L E D
You don’t have to look for what’s
more a part of you than your next breath. . .
your very heartbeat;
We all have C O M P A S S I O N. . .
. . .more accurate. . .
none of us let our Compassion SHOW ENOUGH. . .
It’s almost as if,
our Compassion would weaken us,
would expose us,
would make us utterly more vulnerable than we could possibly be
if we stood up in front of a large group of people,
took our clothes off
and talked about the joys and the benefits of
Total Nude Public Speaking. . .
C O M P A S S I O N: S U F F E R I N G W I T H O T H E R S
. . .and it’s always the
“W I T H”
that’s most important and always the most significant;
You want Simplicity?
LIGHTEN A LOAD. . .
shovel some snow,
give up your umbrella,
hold the door open,
anonymously send a gift or a gas card. . .
Dare to believe that the JERK
who treats you so badly is having the worst possible day in their life;
that the Buttons they’re jamming in you
have literally been obliterated and smashed inside of themselves. . .
M I R R O R:
D A R E T O S E E Y O U R S E L F I N T H E M. . .
I remember in 1980 shortly after being ordained and serving a small church in
I quickly found out
EVERY DOOR THERE’S A PAIN SO DEEP
unspeakable. . .
H A V E Y O U R H E A R T B R E A K. . .
In that same small town at Christmas,
I remember helping people get a load of coal to heat their house
when they were doing it by opening up the oven door and turning it on to
B R O I L
T H A T coal even needed to be delivered
to heat their house was enough. . .
seeing the faces of that embarrassed father and mother. . .
seeing those kids
when they got to open up the only presents
they were going to get that Christmas
three days early when we brought the coal
s t i l l,
it still. . .
shatters my heart all over again. . .
RESPOND DON’T REACT. . .
dare to see the
O T H E R S I D E,
to walk in those uncomfortable shoes
a path that doesn’t so much exist in your experience. . .
I share it often in blog posts
and more often in just about every talk I give. . .
a simple quote from George Washington Carver:
HOW FAR YOU GO. . .
DEPENDS ON BEING GENTLE TO THE YOUNG,
COMPASSIONATE TO THE ELDERLY,
SYMPATHETIC TO THE STRIVING,
AND TOLERANT TO THE WEAK AND THE STRONG,
BECAUSE ONE DAY. . .
YOU WILL HAVE BEEN EACH OF THESE!
Throw off the coverings of your Compassion
Let it be seen
Let it be known
Let it be EXPERIENCED
O F T E N
o f t e n a g a i n
and again. . . .
L O O K :
It’s Compassion Reason Season
(because it never i s n ‘ t)