Friday, March 02, 2007


Jesus said to his disciples: "Be compassionate, as your Father is compassionate....For the measure you measure with will be measured back to you" (Lk 6:36-38).

God of unconditional love,
of freedom
how do we fathom
within our own hearts
a depth of self-giving
so much more
than our experience?
How do we enter your boundless generosity,
for we measure not beyond-all-measure?
Help us, O God...
Help us to exchange the weight of judgment
for the freedom of forgiveness.
To clothe our brothers and sisters
with the garment of compassion.
To let mercy make a home in our hearts,
and truth the door through which we pass...
And there so enter upon the way of Jesus
who is life beyond-all-measure.

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