A Haiku - Compassion
What does God see as the beauty of His creation?
Eyes to see, ears to hear, and love to share....
Who didn't I see,
That my Lord would surely see?
What might I have done?
Who didn't I hear,
Whose silent pleas he would hear?
How might I have known?
What elder was there,
Longing for me to stop then,
To smile and to chat?
Who was there lonely,
Burdened with too many cares?
He would have known them.
Compassion he had,
That one I call Savior, Lord..
"Follow me", he said.
Have I done so now,
With all my means and powers?
What haven't I learned?
Terrorists share tea;
Devoted to broken rules.
What do I practice?
Whose side is to win?
Teachers of hate or of love?
Love unexpressed can't.
"Love thine enemies."
As hard as that is, he did.
Teach me to love all.
Spiritual exercise takes practice.
"Practice makes perfect." One could practice compassion all day, every day, always. A more perfect world, perhaps. A more perfect me? Practice and I will see.
If I am not practicing compassion, what am I practicing?
For physical exercise people go to gymnasiums.
For compassion exercise I can go to a hospital, an assisted living care center, a hospice, a prison, a school, a church, or a neighbor.
Persons needing my compassion are already gathered there and waiting.
They don't know I am coming, but they are praying that someone will.
Am I the reluctant pupil of my Master teacher?
What worldwork have I already been assigned for today?
Will I complete today's worldwork, and rest easy tonight, looking forward to tomorrow?
Or will I self-indulge today, and fall a day behind?
Someone rightly said, "It's not where you have been. It's where you are going that counts."
If I wore Compassion Meters as some wear phylacteries, would I remember why they are there?
Do I aspire to stand at the head of my Master's class, or will I settle for merely having attended, an observer only?
Only what I choose to practice will show my real intent.
Lined up and waiting....for what?
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