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Wednesday, June 26, 2013


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.    - Thomas Merton

...we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.  - Paul the Apostle, Romans 12:5

Look again at that dot.  That's here.  That's home.  That's us.  On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.  The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every 'superstar,' every 'supreme leader,' every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there - on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam...The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it but the way the atoms are put together.  The cosmos is also within us.  We're made of star stuff, we are a way for the cosmos to know itself.   - Carl Sagan

I ask…that they may all be one…so that they may be one, as we are one…I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one.  - from Jesus of Nazareth’s prayer for us, John 17

Whatever or whoever or wherever - 
  you and I are part of it.   
    Take a deep breath.  
      Feel the earth beneath your feet.  
        Smell a flower.  
          Smile at a stranger.  
            Offer a helping hand.  
              Look at the sky.  

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