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Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Compassionate Heart- From SOCM-FORUM

( We are delighted to publish this meaningful and valuable article"The Compassionate Heart"
from SOCM-FORUM,Isaac Of Syria.Socm-Forum@yahoo groups.com on behalf of Mark Sedrak: Ref: Readings with St.Isaac Of Syria . Thanks to Chev.Thomas Daniel for the permission to publish the article.)New World
The Compassionate Heart
An elder was once asked, "What is a compassionateheart?"
He replied:'It is a heart on fire for the whole of creation, for humanity, for the birds, for the animals, for the demons and for all that exists. At the recollection and at the sight of them such a person's eyes overflows with tears owing to the vehemence of the compassion which grips his heart; as a result of his deep mercy his heart shrinks and cannot bear to hear or look on any injury or the slightest suffering of anything in creation.This is why he constantly offers up prayers full of tears, even for the irrational animals and for the enemies of truth, even for those who harm him, so that they may be protected and find mercy.He even prays for the reptiles as a result of the great compassion which is poured out beyond measure - after the likeness of God - in his heart.'

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