iPonder: Compassion

At a memorial service held for her husband, Coretta Scott King said that we come closer to the world that her husband envisioned when we reach out a hand to help each other. “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”

The U has shown our greatness in so many ways over the years, and yet in our current time we have shown that we can work in amazing ways to top even our best efforts of the past.  I am filled with joy and pride as I see you band together to help each other grocery shop, wish each other happy birthday, have social distanced yard visits and check in to just say hello. 

This compassionate community is the community that we inhabit and the community that we are growing. We are moving beyond the embarrassment of not knowing how to do all of the new things that are required of us and leaning into the vulnerability that it takes to ask for help and stay connected.  It is beautiful to see us practicing the unpolished care that we all need. I am so happy to be living in community and creating community with you. 

When I was  considering compassion I came across this video.  I hope you enjoy it.   

I also hope you join me for Chat and Chew on Fridays at noon thru June 19, 2020. I will bring my own lunch, a check in question, a conversation starter (if needed) and a willingness to get to know each other better. You bring your own lunch and a willingness to get to know each other better. Everyone is welcome. Children under 10 need parental participation to be able to join in, fully.


Intern Minister Antonia