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Compassion To Coexist

I have seen this bumper sticker more and more these days.  


Then I found this entry on the yearning_for_god blog so I yanked it:

Everybody in the world holds to these.  Listen for Buddhism:  Hurt not others in ways that you, yourself would find hurtful.  Judaism:  What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow man.  That's the entire law.  All the rest is pure commentary.  Christianity:  Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  Islam:  No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself.  Bahai:  Blessed is he who preferreth his brother before himself.

It's the very glue of human existence--compassion.  It only works when you're meek.

May we exhibit it because Jesus, whom we call Lord, call us to meekness, to humility, to compassion, that we might be his in a world calling for his love.

by The Rev. Dr. Daniel P. Matthews
from Compassion—Not Violence