True compassion encompasses everyone, including the offender. Does this mean that the offender and the offense are excused and not dealt with? Not at all. You do what is necessary, but with qualities of the soul. Grandfather used a favorite insight, taught by his teachers, to explain: "Do what is right, but please do not shut the person out of your heart." Follow this principle and you have tapped into the beauty and power of compassion.

Jamal Rahman, The Fragrance of Faith