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Correctness or Compassion?

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Is it always possible to be both compassionate and correct?

Loving Me, Too

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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?

Perhaps.

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?

Wise Men following the star

The lessons:

When correctness conflicts with compassion,

Listen to the…

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Author: JoAnna

I'm an open minded, tree-hugging Christian who loves creation. After 30 years as a substance abuse counselor, I'm returning to my creative roots, painting angels, and writing a memoir about love, faith and perseverance, and how I learned that there are no coincidences.

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