• The Rev. Arianne Rice

Lenten Reflection: Sunday of the Passion, Palm Sunday

When we are uncaring, when we lack compassion, when we are unforgiving, we will always pay the price for it. It is not, however, we alone who suffer. Our whole community suffers, and ultimately our whole world suffers. We are made to exist in a delicate network of interdependence. We are sisters and brothers, whether we like it or not. To treat anyone as if they were less than human, less than a brother or a sister, no matter what they have done, is to contravene the very laws of our humanity. And those who shred the web of interconnectedness cannot escape the consequences of their actions.”

- Bishop Desmond Tutu, The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and our World

Recall a time when you witnessed someone treat another person as less than human. How did that make you feel? Pray for the people, the communities, and the world who are suffering from a lack of compassion.

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