Tuesdays, May 9, 16, and 23
6:30-7:30 p.m., La Madeline, 5493 Brodie Lane
Join us as we read and discuss Compassion by Henri Nouwen, Donald McNeill, and Douglas Morrison. In this provocative essay on that least understood virtue, compassion, the authors challenge themselves and us with these questions: Where do we place compassion in our lives? Is it enough to live a life in which we hurt one another as little as possible? Is our guiding ideal a life of maximum pleasure and minimum pain? Compassion says no.
Compassion is a book that says no to a compassion of guilt and failure and yes to a compassionate love that pervades our spirit and moves us to action. These three authors have written a moving document on what it means to be a Christian in a difficult time.
We have a Facebook group for online discussion as well as meeting in person. All are welcome to join us online and/or in person at La Madeline. Contact Pastor Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-478-5684 (ext. 215) for additional information.
May 9: Introduction and Part One: The Compassionate God
May 16: Part Two: The Compassionate Life
May 23: Part Three: The Compassionate Way