Day 18 + 40 Days of Mercy + + +


I will not stop caring, whatever the cost.
I will not cease loving, no matter the consequences.
The political winds may howl above me,
scattering people like leaves in a storm,
but I will hold fast to the common ground,
the wisdom that once formed us.
Difference is not a crime. Diversity is not a threat.
Disagreement is not a failure.
Community requires of me what it requires of others:
a commitment to share in the process of justice.
There are no expendable human beings in that process,
only a sacrifice of privilege.
For the sake of the many, I will not stop caring for the few.

~ Steven Charleston

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Day 16 + 40 Days of Mercy + + +

Today let us pray for those with physical and mental
challenges and act with loving kindness knowing that
as we strengthen one another we strengthen all
of humanity.
Anna Lin +

Even though it’s an add ~ it’s a great story

When The Best Of Us Steps Up, Our Nation Stands A Little Taller…Share this… Credit to: Canadian Tire

 

Day 14 + 40 Days of Mercy + + +

There is an enormous task ahead of us ~ ~
We are each being called upon to share what we can. . .
and we can do this!
May God grant us generous spirits and hearts of compassion.
Lord, hear our prayers and show us the way to acts of mercy.

~ Anna Lin

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”
~ Mother Teresa.

UN says the world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/world-faces-largest-humanitarian-crisis-1945-46055937

Day 13 + 40 Days of Mercy + + +

The God of All Comfort

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ,
so also our comfort abounds through Christ.

2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (NIV)

In our prayers today let us remember all those throughout the world who are suffering and in need of God’s comforting care. May we be someone who can bring comfort to another in their time of need.

Although the following video comes from a faith tradition different from most of us gathered here,
I find it deeply moving and helpful in prayers for those who suffer throughout the world.
I invite you to use it in the spirit of One God and Creator of us All.
Anna Lin +

The Great Bell Chant (The End Of Suffering)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1ZwaEzMtJw