Dangerously Compassionate

 

I’d rather be loving than right.” He said to me, as we debated theology across the sticky coffee shop table.

I’d rather be loving than right. One sentence, and a new compass was set. Compassion became my true north.

You can spend all your time ascertaining “right” from “wrong.”
Writing maps that keep you safely on the right track.
Making sure you follow the rules. (And consequently judging other who do not.)

Or you could be bold as love.

Love is not a a soft focus-photo of kittens.

Love is brave.
Love makes you quake in your boots.
Love transforms you–like birth, like fire. .

Love is not a tame lion.

And to live compassionately out of the burning heart of love? Well that’s just down-right dangerous.

What if today you focused on being loving rather than being right?
What if you took as your truth, “It was in love I was created, and in love is how I hope I die.”

What if you left “right” sitting on the curb and held hands with love instead?

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Where might it take you. How might you then live?

Let’s find out together.

(Amen? Amen.)

I’m Dangerously Compassionate.

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Jennifer February 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Adding to my blog!

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Rachelle April 2, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Mwah!
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Christine Organ March 24, 2013 at 6:37 am

ohmiword! Do I ever love this! Adding the badge now. I am so glad that I found your blog through a recommendation from a friend. Can’t wait to read and hear more of your thoughts.
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Rachelle April 2, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Thanks Christine! I’m glad we’ve found each other. Onward to compassionate adventures!
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Michelle Fave May 31, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I just threw this one on front of my website – and appreciate the chance to align more compassion with lots of soulful vision! thanks so much!
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Jen June 18, 2013 at 4:55 pm

I love every single thing about this. I’m sharing the image and link on facebook & most importantly living the message and leaving “right” on the curb for the rest of the week. (One day at a time… and it’s only Tuesday! :)
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Cabaret Church June 30, 2013 at 4:03 am

KINDRED SOULS!

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