Sunday, September 10, 2017

The compassion at the heart of things

Morning: Psalm 63:1-8; 98; I Kings 12:21-33; Acts 4:18-31
Evening: Psalm 103; John 10:31-42

If you hadn’t noticed, Jesus is central to these musings.  The figure of Jesus towers over recent human history, down to the date on this reflection.  What captivates me about him is how faithfully Jesus embodies what he teaches; his actions are consistent with his words.  Naturally and compassionately, Jesus weeps when he hears of his friend Lazarus’ death. The compassionate heart suffers with those who suffer. Jesus’ compassion convinces me – because I accept he is who he says he is – that compassion is at the heart, and is the way to the heart of reality. 

Graham

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