Donít Pity Me
ďDonít pity me!Ē someone fairly shouts, and I just wonder, whatís wrong with pity?
Then the old familiar words seep out of my mind:
ďIn pity angels beheld Him and came from the World of Light,
To comfort Him in the sorrows He bore for my soul that night.
How marvelous! How wonderful! And my song shall ever be:
How marvelous! How wonderful! Is my Saviorís love for me!Ē
When my thinking clears I just ask the question, did He pity me? Is that why He
came? He didnít come to do a wrong.....so whatís wrong with pity?
Lord, help use to realize the limits of our language. Whether we do good deeds
in Your name because we have sympathy, empathy, or PITY, itís the good deed
that counts and the condition of our heart - indeed, the intent that You clearly
see. Thank You, Lord, for having pity on my soul!
Joan, how many countless times have I heard someone say, "I don't want your pity." It is interesting you write on pity just now, for that word, and the implications it carries, have been on my mind lately. I think perhaps all of us should be pitied at times. Maybe we should not feel so guilty when we realize we pity someone else. Maybe that is just a feeling born out of love, not one to put someone else down.