Today’s entry in my book is called “Act with Compassion.” (Since my book is a daily devotional, I read it myself…daily! It reminds me  to do what I encourage others to do.)

Here’s the reading…

“I just read a blog post about Pope Francis’ blessing of a disabled woman. The pope had hopped out of the car to do so, almost before it came to a stop. The blogger wrote that he was an atheist but could sort of understand the God thing by watching the pope.

Why do we not act like the pope (with compassion) all the time? It doesn’t take supernatural skill or intellect. The pope just makes the hurting in this world a priority. He kisses people on their foreheads, which makes news and changes the world.

A friend of mine is a “blesser.” Once we were saying goodbye after we had had lunch together and she prayed a blessing over me. It was short and sort of non-eventful, well, except that I’ve never forgotten it. She was really asking God to bless me, to bestow divine favor upon me.

Blessings. Kisses from the pope. Compassion.

Daily Seed: Show compassion to someone today.

“Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36)”

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