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"Compassion is your pain in my heart.
Real compassion moves me to act to provide what is needed for the person who is hurting."

- Pastor Gaylon Clark of Greater Mt. Zion Church
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Compassion acts as a glue for all of humanity. When people act selfishly and hurt each other, it is compassion that brings them back together. We ask God to be compassionate towards our failures and to help us when we are weak. Thomas Merton once said, “The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.” 

How has someone showed you compassion in the past? What kind of compassionate acts do you try to do on a regular basis? If you were to define compassion in your own words, what would that sound like?

Join us Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at the Rain Drop Foundation (12400 Amherst Dr) as we share passionate conversations about compassion.

Everyone is invited to attend this free event, please be sure to RSVP if you are attending. A light vegetarian meal will be provided. Please note the location change and be sure to give yourself enough time to find parking.

Parking: On a weekday at rush hour traffic it would take about 45 minutes from downtown to Raindrop. There should be plenty of parking and you may park anywhere in the strip-mall’s parking lot. If for some reason the parking lot is full you can park on Adelphi Ln North of the strip-mall. Enter by the Shell gas station that is attached to the strip mall. Raindrop is in the inner corner of the L-shaped strip-mall that is attached to the gas station.

RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kj6S1TGeHodlhXErvaLlAuyNKtV5UyOLSe1_ct9FNbc/viewform

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