Saturday, January 15, 2011


We know that God is compassionate, loving kindness and all we're asked to do is to be in the world who God is. In order to make that happen, we create this community of kinship. Mother Teresa, I think, diagnosed the world's ills correctly when she suggested that the problem in the world is that we've just forgotten that we belong to each other. So how do we stand against forgetting that? How do we imagine a circle of compassion and then imagine that nobody is standing outside that circle? How do we obliterate once and for all the illusion that we're separate, that there's an "us" and a "them"?

Father Gregory Boyle
"Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion"
from Calvin College January Series

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