Saint Paul calls the Colossians to an authentic Christian life where the other is always more important. Compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience all firmly place other ahead of self.
The "virtues of other" are counter-cultural in a world that encourages me to place my wants ahead of others needs. It's a battle I sometimes win, sometimes loose.
Lord Jesus, help me be sincere in my compassion for others. Less of me Lord and more of You.
Saint Mary of the Cross, please pray for me.