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<div>Look for the helpers</div> www.goodreads.com When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.
<div>Desmond Tutu, "On Why We Forgive"</div> www.dailygood.org Desmond Tutu is what Gandhi would call a "practical idealist." He believes in the practical, healing power of forgiveness because he sees it as more than a virtue; to him, it is a supreme gift, which we can give either partially or unconditionally. He opts for the latter because with it, he sees a greater freedom for the individual who has been harmed. Forgiveness is not forgetting, he points out, it's an invitation to be courageous and to go against the grain of the sense of radical separation that makes violence possible. Forgiveness is more than a concept; it's an experiential recognition of our common humanity, which has the power to heal both the victim and the perpetrator.
<div>Father Mychal Judge, O.F.M.</div> www.americancatholic.org Franciscan Media, formerly St. Anthony Messenger Press, seeks to help Christians grow closer to God by creating inspiring and innovative products in the spirit of St. Francis. St. Anthony Messenger magazine, Servant Books, and AmericanCatholic.org inspire Catholics to live in love and grow in faith.
<div>The life and ministry of St. Damien of Molokai</div> www.youtube.com This five minute video is an overview of the life of a young Belgian born Joseph De Veuster, best known as Fr.Damien the Leper. His feast day is May 10th.
acaptainslog.blogspot.ie Captain's Log: Fallen Soldier
<div>One day, Porter found out the chickens that he had been waiting for to hatch, had hatched. We drove as fast as we could to the Fredericksburg Feed and Farm Store. </div><div><br></div><div>In our zeal to become urban farmers, we had forgotten our time to glean for the food pantry.</div><div><br></div><div>And, in true community fashion, Jennie was worried about us as we had been reliable gleaners. She called to make sure we were okay. Her concern for us despite having to step into our role is a sign of how much our network of food pantry workers need each other to keep our vital ministry going.</div><div><br></div><div>Jennie epitomizes the selfless attitude needed for serving others. Porter and I look forward to delivering her eggs once this chicks roost.</div><div><br></div><div>-Susie and Porter</div><div><br></div><div><br></div>
<div>Cremaine Booker, Cellist, plays a public lament for the tragic deaths this week. May light perpetual shine upon them; and may we be unafraid to draw near and be transformed.</div><div><br></div> www.youtube.com With the recent events that have happened in society, it has really taken a toll on me mentally/emotionally. My heart is hurting and there's nothing I can re...
<div>"It's a whole new refrain, not the old familiar tun. Suddenly it's a symphony, and we are instruments of divine mercy."</div> soundcloud.com Calvin Hampton's tune St. Helena. Deb played this version for Calvin and he wholeheartedly approved. Ana showed up and added the vocal harmony. From The Miserable Offenders' God Help Us, available her
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<div>Unexpected Mercy: The Face of the Other transforms us</div><div><br></div> lsa.umich.edu