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Today’s word: Psalm 145:1-9

My compassion has limits.

There, I said it. As much as I try to have compassion and grace and mercy, I often do not have enough, running out as situations become more complicated, as relationships become much harder, as I become hungry or sleepy or weary of doing good.

I hope I am growing in this. Both in having compassion that endures, and in being wise about how to best approach a complicated situation or relationship.

What astounds and amazes me is the vastness of God’s compassion, mercy, love, patience, and goodness. When I want to set limits and ask God to be reasonable, I’m reminded that God is not limited or reasonable.

3Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; his greatness is unsearchable.

4One generation shall laud your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.

5On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.

6The might of your awesome deeds shall be proclaimed, and I will declare your greatness.

7They shall celebrate the fame of your abundant goodness, and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

8The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

9The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.

The photo above was taken in the sanctuary at Peace Presbyterian Church. Yesterday, we collected the hygiene kits (wrapped in bath towels) made by members of the church for folks in our community who may need them.