Live Our Compassionate Life
Our Father, Our Compassion
You are our Father;
we are the clay, and you are our potter;
and we all are the work of your hand
For the mountains may be removed, and the hills may shake,
but my lovingkindness will not be removed from you,
and my convenant of peace, will not be shaken,
says the Lord who has compassion on you
An ancient loved prayer begins: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
In the book of the prophet Isaiah, we see key passages of Grace and goodness. One verse
proclaims God as Father, as potter or Creator, or fashioner. Another passage shows the
essence of the Lord, or Father, as compassion.
Isaiah means: Yesha ‘yahu or God is salvation.
Whether we see or know God as Father God, Mother God, Presence, Consciousness, The
Light, Holy One, …..divine Presence is….our salvation, is our compassion.
When we lose trust in compassion, we lose trust in divine Presence….and when we lose trust in
divine Presence, we lose the foundation of compassion.
Yet, our salvation already is, our compassion already is, inherent in being one with divine
The Father….of compassion.
Our Father….our compassion.
In Isaiah we see the compassion of the Lord. The word for compassion in this passage, signifies
a word of beauty and glory : racham.
Racham, defined as compassion, not only shines as mercy, it reveals an ineffable awareness of
sacred tenderness. One ancient meaning of Racham reveals: the tender love and compassion
a mother has for her baby, or the one in her womb.
No matter what mountains seem to crumble, what establishments shake, what familiarities
disappear — peace and completion will not disappear, compassion will not disappear, eternal
love will not disappear.
Compassion ever leaps alive, eternal, present, here, now.
Compassion is of our Creator. We are created as spirit, as essence, one with the essence of
The supreme Compassion: we are created in the essence of divine love, divine compassion, as
our very being and true nature.
In the joy of this we open our hearts to be the light of the world, to be the compassion of the
Our Father, One divine Presence: our heart, our world, in its completeness and warm hearted
copyright 2021 Ann Marie Nielsen, PD