Mercy and compassion have been on my mind lately. It has long been my belief that it is incumbent on each one of us to protect and serve the weakest members of our society. I have been collecting quotes I find inspiring and beautiful on this topic. I would like to share some of them with you.
Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.– Proverbs 31:8-9
The name of God is mercy. – Pope Francis.
And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you? And the King will answer them, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of these my brothers, you did it to me.” – Matthew 25:38-40
We are all one, and if we don’t know it, we will learn it the hard way. – Bayard Rustin
Your DNA containing the code which makes you a unique individual is 99.9% the same as the person next to you (and everyone else on earth). We are truly one people. We share a destiny as well as common ancestors.
Each person, no matter their station in life, is entitled to dignity and to certain rights. This does not mean that we live in a uniform society, just the opposite! Each individual has a contribution to make based on their unique talents and strengths. It is up to each of us to find those strengths and make the most meaningful contribution possible.
Be kind. Be strong. Be generous with your gifts and your talents. Open your hearts and welcome the stranger, the other. Stand up for those who are less fortunate than you. We are called by a generous and compassionate God to do no less.
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