I HAVE SYMPATHY
Humanity and Divinity will be identical when we recognize Divinity in humanity. We must learn to see through the apparent, to judge not according to appearances, to realize that at the center of every man’s soul God is enthroned. Sympathy and compassion are the ties that bind us together in mutual understanding and in the unified attempt to uncover the Divinity in each other. Sympathy is the most gentle of all human virtues, for it is the outpouring of the Divine givingness through man.
Today I extend the hand of sympathy to everyone I meet. I permit my inward vision to penetrate every apparent obstruction, every obstinate attempt to cover up the Divine, every ignorant misuse of the Law of Good. I withdraw the veil that hides my real self and in so doing, unveil the Reality in others. Today I love as never before. I draw close to the Spirit in everything and everyone.
I know that God’s action is right action and that all things work together for good in my experience. My word shall objectify itself as co-operation, sympathy and love. I am not afraid to make demands upon myself. I recognize the harmonious Self which I am, and I know that this Self will find its perfect expression. I am receptive to new and greater ideas of good for myself and others.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker