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  • Writer's pictureJordan Drayer

Are You Humbly Compassionate?

Hod of Tiferet

Hi everyone, Jordan Drayer, the savvy millennial voice actress whose compassion is hopefully humble. Today is two weeks and five days of the Omer. If you want to know more about the Omer and how it works, check out the links in the description.

Hod of Tiferet, the humility of compassion. I'm going to do some God speak for this one, so if that makes you uncomfortable, try to change my words to whatever works in your mind. See, the idea behind this one is that a person must never feel superior because they're so good at being compassionate. Of course some people are better than others, and that's because they've spent time learning, just like any sport, or it may be an innate talent.

Let's say we're talking about a murderer; then yeah, you might think, "I'm better than them. I'm more compassionate, and if they had been too, they wouldn't have killed that person."

But with the idea that every person is made in the metaphorical image of God, then we have to appreciate this person. We can be grateful that God put someone in need of compassion in our way so that we might be able to perform the honor of bestowing compassion on another. In a way, this person is bad so that you can be good to them and teach them good by doing so. I think this is another hard one in general. I'm of course grateful that I can feel compassion and even cry for people I've never met or hardly know. I'm still learning how to always feel compassion, for every kind of horrible person.

And like we learned with the Gevurah day, sometimes this means withholding any mercy, so it's not like we should go about pardoning every rapist and murderer. But I guess the compassion comes in when trying to think about them as a human who went down a horribly wrong path. Feel sorry that their brain was wired in such a way as to derive pleasure from child rape, but of course bring justice for every one of their actions.

Anyway, are you thankful to be compassionate? Do you ever feel better than others for being more compassionate, or feel like you look down on those who need your compassion?

With these questions in light, today's exercise is to express compassion anonymously. I'd suggest donating to a charity on GoFundMe without giving your name. Or if you do online forums often, maybe ask someone if they need help - everyone's anonymous there under their usernames. And you can even be anonymous under your YouTube name and like and share the video! See you next time.

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