Tag Archive for compassion

Unconditional love

So many social service agencies, so many individuals dedicating so much of their lives to helping others rise out of poverty.  So many people trying to create change so children and adults in need can live in the same world as their neighbors who were not born into poverty.  So many volunteers giving time and energy to help create that…

The Journey

It is another good day of service here.  We feel the storm looming and hope families can come to get their stuff before it hits.  Our three trucks are out picking up donations, and our drivers are already working in some hard rain.   Their determination makes this place go. Our volunteers and staff here at the Center are managing…

For we can not look into the eyes of someone who has nothing…and do nothing.

It is one of the ways – perhaps the best way – to feel connected to another human being.  When you look into the eyes of another human being, you connect in an easy yet meaningful way.  In that connection, barriers and boundaries cease to be present.  Differences are harder to see than the oneness that is most characteristic of…

Lew’s life

Johnny, Mikey, and Shari have a younger brother.  His name is Lew.  Lew just failed sixth grade.  For the second straight year.  He is a big kid, and when his family is not watching him, he finds things to do that they fear will get him into big trouble some day soon.  At school, he is continually told by adults…