Tag : compassion

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Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future. Nelson Mandela
As far as the right to life is concerned, every innocent human being is absolutely equal to all others. This equality is the basis of all authentic social relationships which, to be truly such, can only be founded on truth and justice, recognizing and protecting every man and woman as a person and not as …
The common home of all men and women must continue to rise on the foundations of a right understanding of universal fraternity and respect for the sacredness of every human life, of every man and every woman, the poor, the elderly, children, the infirm, the unborn, the unemployed, the abandoned, those considered disposable because they …
God sometimes asks us to follow an unexpected path with him. One that leaves our current path behind completely and starts anew. It is difficult to leave behind life as we know it, and forge ahead to the unknown. We must deal with many emotions, including negative ones — fear, disappointment, loneliness, failure, pain. Still …
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting. Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
God gives us obvious moments of sanctifying grace in the sacraments. But every day we have opportunities to accept grace or reject it – the choice is up to us based on how we respond to the moments of actual grace in our lives. These moments are gifts from God, and often we do not …
When we journey without the Cross, when we build without the Cross, when we profess Christ without the Cross, we are not disciples of the Lord; we are worldly. Pope Francis March 14, 2013
As we celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas, it is good to remember that Christmas is more than one day a year. It was and is the start of something much more. I want to share a special story about another Christmas birth this year. It was published earlier this month in the Arkansas …
Advent is a season of preparation for one of the greatest gifts of all time – the birth of a child named Jesus, who would come to sacrifice himself for those he loved. Many see Jesus as a prophet, but for Christians he is Emmanuel, God with us. Jesus reached out to anyone in need …
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