When your intentions are good, but the effects are bad, can I trust your heart to make up the difference? Will you love the unloveable and remain peaceable, with those who seek to make war.
I have sent you to help the lost, the broken and the hurting, their hearts need your compassion. Accountability and responsibility have a place, but what is needed is empathy. They need you.
Take all the power and all the authority given to you, wrap it in grace and invest it into mercy. Temper your words and actions with love and bestow it lavishly on all you come across.
Have the heart of the Samaritan, see people through the lenses of compassion. Allow it to flow through you. Make life your priority. Make peace your guardrail. Make restoration your intentions.
But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’