Reciprocal acts of compassion

A real relationship takes reciprocal acts of compassion. Now then when you act to help someone suffering from poverty, do either of you expect compassion to flow from the one who has “less?” Actually, you do: for when your help is met with indifference rather than heart-felt thanks, you feel hurt, impoverished. So when you seek to help, seek also to be helped; give the person the dignity of being met as whole and human. You can in the least ask for his or her blessing, or to be met.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on March 7th, 2007 | No Comments »

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