Wednesday, August 01, 2012

may i offer you tea or water?

(i don't know whose picture this is.
i'd attribute credit if i did.)

1 comment:

Kathryn Grace said...

Guess there's a reason water is my favorite beverage. : )

And what is life without compassion? It seems we would be shriveled husks without it. Or perhaps that's how evil personified comes into being.

But then I'm reminded of all the times someone has said to me something like, "I'm not responsible for X. That's her (or his) problem. I have to do what's right for me (my company, this organization)."

This always said when, to me, it appeared that we could solve the presenting problem without harming the other individual and at little or no additional cost.

Sometimes it seems people are afraid of compassion. That it will cost them too much. Other times, it seems some individuals simply love the power they have over others. The power to inflict pain and suffering seems nearly as intoxicating to some as alcohol or drugs. Perhaps more so.

When compassion is so easy ...