Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Art of Compassion



A few days ago, God blessed me to have a conversation with a stranger. When I asked him how he was doing, he told me that he was just trying to survive. It wasn’t so much his words that touched me, but the pain behind his words. When I looked into his eyes, I could see a reflection of his heartache. And my heart went out to him.

Every day, no doubt, we walk beside someone who is hurting, feeling hopeless, helpless, and about ready to give up. While some people are excellent at hiding their emotions, others wear them on their sleeves. We don’t always know who is struggling, so we should be kind and compassionate to everyone that we meet. 

Sometimes we just need to recognize that the other person is us. How would we feel in their shoes? How would we want others to treat us? Once we humble our hearts, then we are able to help. I believe one of the greatest gifts that God gave to us is the ability to help someone else. 

Of all my success, nothing compares to the gift of connecting to a troubled soul, and being able to help them. So often we think that the only way we can help someone else is with money, but that’s not true. God has blessed me to use my story, words of encouragement, and kindness to reach thousands of people. A kind word is like a balm to a troubled soul. 

Today and every day, let’s reach out to the world with our love and kindness. Let’s use it to give them a little glimpse of our Lord and remind them, regardless of their situation, that someone loves them and there is hope. 

Love and blessings, 


Candida

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