Tag: compassion

  • Be Just

    Theme 1: What keeps us apart? Outcomes Students will identify and analyze examples of prejudice suggest ways that they could respond with compassion to situations of injustice demonstrate an understanding of how responding with com- passion leads to peace Key Concepts Christian justice is rooted in love. It is based not only on fairness, but also […]

  • Be With Me

    Theme Who do I want to be with? Outcomes Students will explore and express the qualities of relationships they want to have name how they want others to “be with them” know that each person has been created with the freedom to shape his or her own relationships repeat and explain the Beatitudes identify ways […]

  • Concern for the Poor

    Virtually all climate scientist are making it plain that the time for drastic action on the environment is now, and they caution that it may already be too late to stop some of the change. Some people reject the scientific consensus and say we need more time to study the problem. Pope Francis says that […]

  • Reverence

    “May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing.” – Romans 15:13 How have I been attentive to God’s voice in my life? How can we liberate each other on our journey? How does receiving the Eucharist contribute liberating grace for my journey? Freedom is wide open friendship with God […]

  • Knowledge

    “As God’s chosen one, whole and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience … Forgive each other.” – Colossians 3:12-13 What are your hopes and dreams for yourself? What are some activities that refresh you? What difference has the Pascal (Easter) Mystery made in my life and in the life of our […]

  • The Good Samaritan

    Jesus told this parable of the Good Samaritan in response to the question, “What must I do to inherit everlasting life?” (Luke 10:25) A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was […]

  • Tonglen

    Tibetan Buddhists have a visualization practice called tonglen. This is a way of awakening the compassion that lies within all people, as well as a way of overcoming the fear of suffering. Try practicing tonglen yourself. Think of a person with a specific problem like sickness, greed, or meanness. Try to pick a person you […]

  • The Four Immeasurables

    Everyone wants to be happy, but according to Buddhism, there is no such thing as individual happiness. Because all people are interconnected, the happiness of one person depends on the happiness of all people. In order to be happy, all people must develop positive attitudes toward all other people and sentient beings. One way to […]

  • The Yogi and the Scorpion

    Many religions use teaching stories. This story is sometimes used to teach about Hinduism. A yogi was sitting by a river when he saw a scorpion fall into the water. The yogi scooped the scorpion up in his hand. The scorpion promptly stung him. A minute later, the scorpion fell into the river again. Again, […]