Day 2 of the Omer

Gevurah in Chesed - power or rigor in compassion.

At first glance two difficult to combine concepts, still to apply compassion rigorously we would have to demand compassion of ourselves even when we feel no kindness.

Often our first response to difficulty excludes any compassion. To be rigorous in kindness would require us to admit a compassionate reflection, especially towards ourselves when we might be least disposed to do so.

Happy counting!