Friday, October 16, 2009

Book Quotes: Source of Compassion

I haven't read this book, but I liked this quote from Simple Compassion by Keri Wyatt Kent:

Compassion flows from those who are so full of God's love that it simply sloshes onto everyone around them. When we act justly and love mercy, it strengthens our walk with God. When we walk with God, it leads us to love mercy (because we have been shown mercy) and to act justly (because we are becoming more like Jesus).

To become more merciful and just, we first must get a glimpse of how much we each matter, and of the fact that we can make a difference. ...I hope that you'll begin to see that every person on the planet—whether she lives in a suburban mansion or a housing project, in Los Angeles or Sierra Leone—is deeply loved by God. Each person matters to God. Because that's true, we ought to matter to each other.

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