A wise woman once said, “When in doubt, always come down on the side of compassion.” She spoke in response to a volunteer wondering if food should be given to people who don't look like they are in need— i.e. “they drove up in a new car.” Compassion, like forgiveness, is sometimes beyond our reach. Why is that? Perhaps, as Brene' Brown says: "We can’t practice compassion with other people if we can’t treat ourselves kindly.”
Jesus said, Love God, Love your neighbor, Love yourself.
—The Reverend Sandra Moyle, Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church, Pawleys Island
As part of this effort to create a global, online advent calendar -- led by Forward Movement -- we will share a new word each day from November 28-December 25, 2021, with meditations from people around the diocese. Each day, the meditation will be accompanied by an image relating to the word of the day as well.