Compassion Category

Thoughts This Trinity Sunday

Today (May 27, 2018) is Trinity Sunday on the Church’s ecumenical calendar. God, we believe, has been revealed as a community – in relationship – not as an isolated individual. Bishop Kallistos Ware of the Eastern Orthodox Church says this: “Belief in a God who is three-in-one, has direct and practical consequences for our Christian […]

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“Jesus Has Shown Me…”

On a brutal winter night a knock was heard at the door of tiny church in a Serbian village. The priest, opening the door, saw standing before him a young woman. She was a Romani – a “gypsy” – from one of the nearby Roma ghettos where her people were confined. She was cold, hungry, […]

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Blessed Are the Merciful

Bryan Stevenson is an inspirational figure who founded and leads the “Equal Justice Initiative.” The mission statement of his organization reads: “Ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.” The nuts and bolts of that […]

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