Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Feb 28 Compassionate Living Tip

Feb 28 Compassionate Living Tip from Interfaith Paths to Peace

Check out the official Louisville Metro Compassionate City Web Site

Monday, February 27, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

Feb 24 Compassionate Living Tip: View the film "The Way" (now on DVD)

It's a film about a great pilgrimage that is both literal and symbolic

THE WAY is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, an irascible American doctor who comes to France to deal with the tragic loss of his son (played by Emilio Estevez). Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage "The Way of St. James" to honor his son's desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn't plan on is the profound impact this trip will have on him. Through unexpected and oftentimes amusing experiences along "The Way," Tom discovers the difference between "the life we live and the life we choose.”

Here's a link to learn more about the movie


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Act in the Name of God the Merciful, The Compassionate

Welcome to the new Compassionate Living Tips blog.

Here is my first post

Feb 23 Compassionate Living Tip from Interfaith Paths to Peace

FROM ISLAM: The invitation to speak and act "In the Name of God, The Merciful, The

According to Islamic belief, God (or Allah) has 99 names or attributes, and chief among these are ‘The Merciful’ and ‘The Compassionate’. In fact, each book of the Qur’an begins with the invocation, “In the name of God, The Merciful, The Compassionate.” These words (which in Arabic are called the Bismillah) are delivered by the Archangel Gabriel as he dictates the text of the Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. The clear understanding is that whatever God has to say to us is informed by both mercy and compassion. Moreover, If God speaks to us with an attitude of mercy and compassion, isn’t it our responsibility to not only to speak but also act in the name of God the Merciful, The Compassionate? Beginning our actions and communications with this powerful phrase can help to keep us focused on the way we speak and act as we embark upon compassionate endeavors.

For additional information about the Bismillah visit: