“Compassion is the fruit of understanding.”- Divine Audacity by Linda Martella-Whitsett
Instead of judging another by appearances alone, we can find a way to see beyond the act. For example, if someone cuts me up dangerously while driving, I can react with anger and fear. Or I can choose to understand that they may have an emergency I am unaware of, or they are simply unaware of their surroundings in which case I need to take good care.
Either way, I get upset and affect my own blood pressure, or I can bless the other person and do my bit to make sure we are safe on the roads.
This week, may we practice seeing with the eyes of compassion and understanding, especially those who seem to ‘trespass against us’.