What makes the Kingdom come is heartfelt compassion

[The] insistence on the absolutely indiscriminate nature of compassion within the Kingdom is the dominant perspective of almost all of Jesus’ teaching. What is indiscriminate compassion? ‘Take a look at a rose. Is is possible for the rose to say, “I’ll offer my fragrance to good people and withhold it from bad people”? Or can you imagine a lamp that withholds its rays from a wicked person who seeks to walk in its light? It could do that only be ceasing to be a lamp. And observe how helplessly and indiscriminately a tree gives its shade to everyone, good and bad, young and old, high and low; to animals and humans and every living creature — even to the one who seeks to cut it down. This is the first quality of compassion — its indiscriminate character.’ (Anthony DeMello, The Way to Love)…

What makes the Kingdom come is heartfelt compassion: a way of tenderness that knows no frontiers, no labels, no compartmentalizing, and no sectarian divisions.
~ Brennan Manning (Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging)

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The Statue of Christ in Rio de Janeiro

 

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One thought on “What makes the Kingdom come is heartfelt compassion

  1. Beautifully said. These are things people need to think about. We are here not to judge unless we are judges, but to share kindness. Love treats, so let`s share love and kindness like a tree it`s shadow.

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