https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu7SQlm_ljQ The Compassion Games, Survival of the Kindest, have been played in prisons and high-schools to dramatically change the culture. Disclaimer: The facts of the story are true but the people shown in the video are not the people that participated in the Compassion Games. The prison authorities gave us permission to share this video.
Pope Francis urges us to take the time and trouble to become more aware of, more interested in, and more excited by the undreamt-of horizons opening up before us. It now seems as though it is not possible to talk, teach, preach or write about God or Christianity except against the background of an evolving Creation. This is a challenge that will not go away.An Astonishing Secret – Daniel O’Leary
Listening to the signs
New Zealand mourns loved lives lost and celebrates the power of strength, and diversity. https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/03/the-nation-that-discovers-the-cure-jacinda-ardern-s-anti-racism-speech-sparks-standing-ovation.html
We remember all who died so tragically in the Christchurch Earthquake eight years ago, on February 22nd. We all remember exactly where we were and what we doing when this terrible news reached the nation. Blessings of peace and comfort to all who lost loved ones during this natural disaster.
Let’s embrace 2019 as the year of the SMILE. Where do I store my smiles? Are they in safe keeping and readily accessible? Let’s see if we can make a difference to someone’s life each day! A simple smile is a cost effective means to building a healthy, compassionate and more stable world.
Happy New Year – 2019 Loving God, unseen Companion of our life, give us faith and eager expectancy as we begin this fresh stage of our journey. Take from us all fear of the unknown and teach us to wrest treasures from darknessand difficulties. As the days come and go, may we find that each one is laden with happyopportunities and enriching experience: and when this year reaches its completion,may our best hopes be more than ever fulfilled.Amen – Janet Erskine Stuart. RSCJ