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Happy Birthday To . . . Emma & Karl

Happy Birthday To . . . Emma & Karl

July 22, 1849 Emma Lazarus “Until we are all free, we are none of us free.” July 22, 1893 Karl A. Menninger “Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened...
Poem: “The Journey,” by Mary Oliver

Poem: “The Journey,” by Mary Oliver

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice – – – though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. ‘Mend my life!’ each voice cried. But you didn’t stop. You knew...
Compassion Here! This Week in SATX

Compassion Here! This Week in SATX

Last Thursday, student volunteers from San Antonio College delivered groceries at their first Food Fair. Two hundred food insecure families drove to the Victory Center to receive groceries. Every Wednesday, Compassionate San Antonio brings you this weekly news...
Happy Birthday To . . . Nelson & George

Happy Birthday To . . . Nelson & George

July 18, 1918 Nelson Mandela “Our human compassion binds us the one to the other—not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.” July 19, 1922 George McGovern “The highest...
Poem: “Questionnaire,” by Wendell Berry

Poem: “Questionnaire,” by Wendell Berry

1. How much poison are you willing to eat for the success of the free market and global trade? Please name your preferred poisons. 2. For the sake of goodness, how much evil are you willing to do? Fill in the following blanks with the names of your favorite evils and...
Happy Birthday To . . . Woody & Pema

Happy Birthday To . . . Woody & Pema

July 14, 1912 Woody Guthrie “This land is your land, this land is my land, From California to the New York Island. From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me.” July 14, 1936 Pema Chodron “Compassionate action...
Poem: “All of These People,” by Michael Longely

Poem: “All of These People,” by Michael Longely

Who was it who suggested that the opposite of war Is not so much peace as civilization? He knew Our assassinated Catholic greengrocer who died At Christmas in the arms of our Methodist minister, And our ice-cream man who continuing requiem Is the twenty-one flavours...
Happy Birthday To . . . Bucky & Malala

Happy Birthday To . . . Bucky & Malala

July 12, 1895 Buckminster Fuller “We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody.” July 12, 1997 Malala Yousafzai...