Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations
The equality part is included in the one of the founding documents of the USA:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all [humans] are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.In practice, though, there is much work to be done. Have you heard the anecdote about the pastor who dressed up as a homeless man at his new church? The story goes on to say that no one spoke to him or offered any assistance. Not compassionate at all. Or what about the pictures of overweight people with the mocking comments? The videos circulating of young people fighting? Is that compassion? Yes, I have been guilty of lack of compassion; it's something that I need to work on.
As you light a red candle, reflect on ways to be more compassionate. Start with your attitudes before pointing the finger at others.