Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life: Recognition and Loving

Author and religious historian, Karen Armstrong, writes, “Instead of steeling ourselves against the intrusion of other people’s pain, we should regard our exposure to global suffering as a spiritual opportunity.” When we recognize that another’s pain is also our own, our compassion leads us home to love. Are you ready to come home?
 
Forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back. ~ Luke 6:37-38
 
Affirmation: The Divine in me recognizes and honors the Divine in all.