Friday, August 24, 2007

Compassion


Compassion: sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it

Compassion is a feeling deep within ourselves —a "quivering of the heart" — and it is also a way of acting — being affected by the suffering of others and moving on their behalf.

"Compassion is not sentiment but is making justice and doing works of mercy. Compassion is not a moral commandment but a flow and overflow of the fullest human and divine energies." --Matthew Fox

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I went to my doctor's appointment this morning with a sense of peace ~ to HIM, the future is already history ~ This is my journey, but I won't be given more than I can handle ~ it's not going to be easy ~ I knew that when I committed to letting Jesus direct my life. Sometimes I get so distracted and loose site of the steady horizon.

Second opinion surgeon came into the exam room, looked my in the eye, and asked me what I needed for him to do so that I could go ahead and get my surgeries taken care of. He told me he doesn't do the tethered cord surgery, but said that he would write a good letter stating that TCI needed to take care of all of my surgeries. He totally understands the connection between the brain and the spine and he reiterated that I need to go ahead and get this taken care of, NOW! He told me he was going to write 2 separate letters for me, one for the decompression and one for TC. They will be ready for me to pick them up next week.

What an answered prayer ~ and thank God for a compassionate doctor!

Straight Ahead

Day by day, dream by dream
I fight to find the way to go
Every day opens a different door
Every dream shadows the one before
But slowly I can see the way You've made for me

[Chorus:]
Straight ahead I can see your light
Straight ahead through the dark
Straight ahead there's no left or right
Straight ahead to your heart

Carry on through the night
When the road is hard to find
Lying lights tell me to turn around
Lying thoughts tell me I'm lost not found
But feeling I can see You're waiting there for me

[Chorus]

5 comments:

Sar said...

I am so releived to read this. I've been praying about it all morning. Now we've got to get big prayers out there that the insurance company kicks it into high gear. I hope your'e able to have a nice weekend with this one, small piece of the puzzle behind you.

E said...

WOW! I'm so glad to hear this Lacie.

Anonymous said...

YES!! "The last minute is God's minute." I went a'journeying to sacred lands this morning, left prayers at graveside, heard "my timing is perfect." I am so grateful that you have a loving human being on your side...not only a doctor, but a friend. We will do this. It will be well with thee....

Puglet said...

I LOVE your doctor. Is he single? can I trade in my shrink date for him?

Doing hyper pug circles around the living room for you!!

BillyBob said...

Thank God.