Friday, January 20, 2012

A world of kindness

Last year pastor Resty Calma of the Church of Christ talked about compassion, what is compassion anyway? The parable of the good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) tells us, among other things, what compassion is. Wikipedia defines compassion as
"Compassion is a virtue — one in which the emotional capacities of empathy and sympathy (for the suffering of others) are regarded as a part of love itself, and a cornerstone of greater social interconnection and humanism — foundational to the highest principles in philosophy, society, and personhood."
Imagine a world where everyone is thinking of somebody else's welfare, where people would consider what repercussions their actions will bring, where people think before doing. Sounds surreal? Well maybe, but we can start with ourselves so that compassion will emanate from us and inspire other people to do the same.

How can we be compassionate? Well, the simple act of throwing our trash/garbage properly is a start, I know you know the consequences of throwing trash mindlessly in improper places and yet we still do it. The point is before doing something, think of doing it with compassion. Personally I know this is hard, specially when everybody around you is being an a** :-D (kidding). But seriously this is doable and it kinda feels good.



That's all folks!

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