“I’m a lean, mean, hugging’ machine,” says Tim, a restauranteur, multiple Gold Medalist in the Special Olympics and hugger.
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Your Sermonette of the Day:
How desperate, gloomy and doomy the world appears these days, as it appeared in biblical times, in medieval times, in the Depression and World War era, as now and forever. And yet 2,000 years ago, the light shone in the darkness and darkness could not overcome it. Radical love prevailed over evil on the cross; radical love will prevail in some of the gloomiest and doomiest places on earth today. Pray. Be the peace you wish to see in the world. Practice love, grace and tender mercies. Practice truth and courage, not fear. I am not being Pollyanna Paul when I say that everything is going to be all right whenever and wherever radical love is put into practice in this violent, broken world of violent, broken people (myself include) in need of God’s grace, love and tender mercies.
Your Jitterbug Thought for the Day:
“Compassion is not sympathy. Compassion is mercy.
“It is a commitment to take responsibility for the suffering of others.”
–Joan Chittister, OSB, in Seeing with Our Souls
Your Jitterbug Photo of the Day: