Week # 5- The Cup of CompassionDay # 1 – Learning Compassion
Remember compassionate people you have known (personally or from history, scripture, literature, etc.).
Review their lives.
Notice how they lived.
How did they respond compassionately?
Write down their names on a piece of paper.
Place this paper under your cup as a symbol of how their example is a base for your compassion.
Let it be a way of honoring these compassionate beings.
God of hurting ones, thank you for the loving people you have brought into my life, who gave me comfort and strength in my times of pain.
Thank you for my teachers of compassion and for what I have learned from them.
I long to be a more compassionate person so that my life will truly reflect you.
Revive and renew the gift of compassion in my life.
I will live as a compassionate person.