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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Prayer for Compassion by Pedro Arrupe, SJ

Teach me how to be compassionate to the suffering,to the poor, the blind, the lame, and the lepers;
show me how you revealed your deepest emotions,
as when you shed tears,
or when you felt sorrow and anguish
to the point of sweating blood
and needed an angel to console you.
Above all, I want to learn
how you supported the extreme pain of the cross,
including the abandonment of your Father.


  1. This prayer always touches me deeply as it is the cry of my heart - but I don't have such beautiful words in which to express it. Pedro Arrupe always cuts to the quick but in a very gentle way. Thank you. I will take this in my heart for reflection on my commute this morning.

    1. He is concise with words replete with meaning and power. Incredible