“The injury we do and the one we suffer are not weighed in the same scales.”
How many times have you shared a hurt or injury only to have the person respond with a listing of his or her own hurts as though it were some kind of competition? Often, we too unconsciously respond this way with the hope of making a connection or lessening the pain of the person sharing with us. What can happen is this problem of trying to weigh the severity of another’s injury with our own on a scale falsely weighted by our own emotional involvement.
Our compassion, mercy and forgiveness should never include a competition to see who has suffered more. Scripture consistently shows us that we reap what we sew and are measured by the same measurement we use with others.
May God help us all to abound in compassion without a need for prove anything to any one beyond the loving power of the Holy Ghost within us.