I was mugged at gunpoint by 4 young black men, probably only teenagers. They seemed scared themselves by what they were doing. The ot fear u had was that in their fear, they might accidentally shoot me. I felt compassion for them. What had happened to them that they would already have a gun and be mugging someone? I saw them as boys, afraid.
They only took my money which meant mercy because they left me with my lil flip phone, my credit card and metro card. I don't know if I saw Christ in them,but I did see humanity which held me in compassion. I think what helps is a breath and then compassion and then humanity which helps us to ask, 'what happened to this person to cause this behavior?' Then we can look from love.
On Sep 27, 2022Barbara wrote :
Yes, I believe it helps us tremendously to try to see them from the angle of what happened to them and they must be sad/hurt/lashing out.