Tag Archives: compassion

Show me the Kingdom of God

A follower of Jesus went into the city to meet with an elderly Spiritual Director.   They sat under the old elm tree and enjoyed a glass of iced tea, enjoying the warmth of the spring day.    As the conversation was lively and often deep, the elder turned to the other and asked quite…
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The Neighbor’s – Short Story

  God will often offend the mind to reveal the heart, and the following is a short story I wrote as an adaptation of the familiar parable of the Good Samaritan. Set in the modern day, I have attempted to re-tell this powerful story in such a way that we can identify with each of the…
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Really Listening

Seems to be a theme in my life these days - learning to listen well. Even when we do this well, we can always learn to listen better.  I have written about learning to be present in the moment in other posts but specifically I want to explore the aspect of listening. Listening, truly listening…
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Loving Yourself: Forgiveness

Rhythms of the Heart - Video- We are encouraged to love our neighbour as ourselves (Mark 12:30-31) but what if we don't love ourselves? Jesus also taught after the last supper with His friends that we need to love each other as He loved us (John 13:34-35). One key way in which Jesus loves us is through…
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In the Light of Common Grace

As a couple who try our best to live and make everyday decisions according to a personal life rule to live simply and tread lightly upon the earth, my wife and I don’t often do a lot of shopping for things that aren’t necessities. When we do shop however, we prefer to avoid the hustle…
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Character of a Leader

Working with leaders in different spheres, we see time and again that much of the popular thinking of leadership falls short.  While working a particular model or strategy for leadership, or being very knowledgeable in a particular area may go a long way to making a good company or a good executive, there is something…
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Compassion: Genius in the Art of Living

The term "compassion" often evokes visions of pity or an infomercial showing impoverished children around the world.  It seems the fullness of compassion in real, everyday life is often overshadowed by the noise of cultural greed and violence.  Recent world events like the Japanese earthquake / tsunami and the resulting outpouring of support and prayers…
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