Pity is Arrogance

Spirit tells me that to tolerate ignorance and other base qualities

In oneself, or in others, is disrespectful of those others and oneself.

 

It is also counter-productive and slows progress, and so, is also

Disrespectful of our future.

 

Then how to respond?

 

Compassion is the answer and is the only way to achieve

Peace of mind. Pity is arrogance pretending to be

Justifiably superior.

 

If I pity the wretched conditions of others, then I am not

One of them, and, He claims, to be with them and not of them

Is impossible.

 

 

All that we can do is

Spirit tells me that

All that we can do may never

Be enough to achieve what

We might have achieved if

We could do more, but that

All that we can do is

All that we can do, and

We will do all that we can

To serve Life by caring for

Ourselves and our community,

As if such caring was

A sacred duty, and

It is.