Virtue of the Month: Compassion

Compassion is a feeling of wanting to help those in need. But more than a noun, its a verb. More than a feeling, it should be an action.

I will

  • seek to understand others by listening
  • be willing to forgive others
  • give of my resources to help those in need


Lord, open our eyes that we may see you in our brothers and sisters.

Lord, open our ears that we may hear the cries of the hungry, the cold, the frightened, the oppressed.

Lord, open our hearts that we may love each other as you love us.

Renew in us your spirit.

Lord, free us and make us one.