Is it always possible to be both compassionate and correct?
I had to do it.
Well, I didn’t really.
But it was the correct thing,
To please the system.
It did not please the pauper
Who thought I was a bitch.
That’s a good thing, right?
Because I used to be too nice.
Sometimes you have to be hard.
But in succumbing to the system,
I lost ground on compassion
And had to fix the damage.
Was the damage a natural consequence?
Shaping the desired behavior?
But Jesus would not have tried so hard to please the system.
Jesus was a rebel with compassion for the poor,
Working outside the system.
The wise men,
who followed the star to Bethlehem,
paid homage to the Christ child,
then went home a different way
instead of telling Herod where he was.
Did they worry about getting in trouble
with the system?
When correctness conflicts with compassion,
Listen to the…
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