August 26–Common Compassion

Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is Maker of them all.

Proverbs 22:2

If I truly—down deep in my mind and in my soul—embrace the truth that both the poor and the rich (and all people in between) have been made and have been given life by the Holy God of all creation, then this should make a difference in all of my choices.

My choices in attitude and action, because of our commonality as creations of the One Living God, should be ruled by compassion. And this compassion should show itself in tangible, practical and spiritual ways. Compassion should rule my wallet and my ways, my purpose and my prayers, my time and my talents.

Compassion should rule in my heart and life—for both the poor and the rich of this world—so that I will be a vessel of making the Father of compassion known to others, so that they, too, may accept what God has offered in common to us all: His Son Jesus Christ.

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane