Saturday, September 18, 2010

Scripture Saturday--Compassion

The Lord is kind and full of compassion.
slow to anger, abounding in love.
How good is the Lord to all,
compassionate to all his creatures.
~Psalm 145

This is what religion should be.

This is what God is.


Slow to anger.

Abounding in love.

Merciful Jesus, make us compassionate as You are compassionate!


Barbara said...

A beautiful psalm and a beautiful thoght - so true. His generosity can be direct or indirect, through His creatures. This made me think of our rescue dog, Francie, who got her name because I wanted St. Francis of Assisi to look after her. She was just short of being a wild dog when we got her, but we stuck with her training and she is a great companion now. God blessed us with her and her with us.

Dymphna said...

Oh, that's wonderful Barbara! God certainly blesses us with animals.

Dymphna's favorite quotes

"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark

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