Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book “Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World” by Matthieu Ricard.
Today I pray, “Dear God, When I was a young girl, around age four, I felt a natural connection toward compassion for the world. As I grow older, now 39, I find that global compassion begins within one’s own loving nature to one’s self. As I am compassionate to myself, I am better equipped with a resiliency of empathy and good cheer to be compassionate to the entire earth. Thank You for this. Amen.”
Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to reveal this passage:
“It is a love that is always available. And that stems from the unchanging simplicity, serenity, and strength of a good heart.”
I melted when I read this passage. I felt as though God was speaking directly to me to say, “Good job, kid. Keep up the good work!” It refreshes my soul to read a passage such as this. And I am reminded that, indeed, this love for our planet and all that exists here is always available.