Meditations of the Heart (Thurman) Day 25

Rev. Thurman writes, “God is making room in my heart for compassion: the awareness that where my life begins, your’s begins; the awareness that the sensitiveness to your needs cannot be separated from the sensitiveness to my needs; the awareness that the joys of my heart are never mine alone- nor are my sorrows.”

globe interconnected linesWe are inextricably related for even when we are not directly connected, we are even so, woven, membrane by membrane into a web of life that includes not only humans, but all living things: animals and their survival or extinction; water sources that are plentiful and safe; forests that flourish or are stripped; income from jobs or welfare; justice or injustice.

We may want our lives to not be intertwined because it’s easier; but it is not richer that way.