FIND A WAY to say yes. If you cannot give what is asked, give something. Compassion asks you to prepare new scripts for yourself, and to plan for the moment of decision. Take a few minutes to get ready for the next opportunity. What will you say the next time you’re asked for help? Be creative; have a kindhearted response ready.
- Christopher Maricle
The Jesus Priorities
From page 27 of The Jesus Priorities: 8 Essential Habits by Christopher Maricle. Copyright © 2007 by the author. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Think about how the ability to say “yes” may or may not corresponds with the attribute of compassion. Share your thoughts.
In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.”
Matthew 2:1-2, NRSV
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