Thursday, February 21, 2013

A bag filled with compassion

During the book study of Karen Armstrong's "Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life'" now being held at Oblate School of Theology we have a sparkly mesh bag that holds slips of paper where the participants can write down the name of a person or group in their life to whom they feel the need to offer compassion. The difficult people -- you know who YOURS are, right? The slips of paper are black so that the writing is virtually invisible, but the writer knows who is in the bag. Each week, as we learn more about compassion, the bag sits there -- with us -- feeling the compassion. Whose in your bag?

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