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Compassion in the Worst Places

One of the most compelling calls to compassion comes from one of the worst places: a Nazi concentration camp. There, the dying Betsie ten Boom told her sister, “there is no pit so deep that [God] is not deeper still.”

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The Hardest to Forgive

“The people who haven’t earned it, who haven’t even sought it, are the most meaningful recipients of our compassion… “

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God’s First Book

Reflect St. Bonaventure said creation was God’s first book, leading us back to God if we “read” it properly. Choose some natural wonder: a leaf,

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The Fruits of Our Labors

We may never see the fruits of our labors. We won’t know how a word or a kindness affects another person. But if we plant the first seed, then God can pour forth an abundant harvest.

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Adjusting Our Lens

Reflect The way we see others is determined by the lens through which we look. Maybe our own limitations and biases cloud the picture. Perhaps

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