Luke 23:34 (KJV) Then said Jesus, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” And they parted His raiment, and cast lots.
Compassion’s ownership is translated by our personal definitions of human dignity.
True compassion can be extended because of hurts; it empathizes and understands the need for mercy because it is mercy.
Being hurt downright hurts. So? Hurt! Express it. Cry, laugh, yell, go play golf, have ice cream, just do something to allow yourself to ‘feel’ the hurt in productive ways that help heal you. Repressed feelings eventually regress character strengths.
Ask yourself things like: “How do I choose to express my compassion?” Draw from the abilities you have in every day life when extending compassion towards yourself, others you know and strangers.
Today – celebrate the fact that you really do have the ability to be merciful to others. Compassion is the true essence of beauty.