Hope for Compassion
by Jason Tomlinson

It’s that sense of suffering alongside
that quality of brother-keeping though not in the tide
but not letting that matter the least little bit
and still choosing to intentionally be a part of all of it
suffering with I admit it’s not something we automatically choose
but when we need it it’s always something we hope for others to use
compassion – easily defined easily received received but never easy to give
few have tasted it to its fullness among those who still live
because hopefully compassion is a boomerang blessing those who share it
hopefully compassion goes viral and defines all who wear it
but if it does not and if compassion is a snare unto death
then those who die with the gospel of compassion uttered in their last breath
will have lived fuller lives than all others who refrained
swallowed up in Life Victory attained