Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life: Learning and Looking

With Reverend Cindy White

In her book entitled, “Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life,” religious historian Karen Armstrong teaches that the first two steps to a compassionate life are learning about compassion and looking at our own world. Learning about compassion is the first step, but you can’t learn to swim by reading a book about swimming. In a world filled with animosity, compassion is calling us to a higher way of being.

Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.”          ~ Philippians 2:4-5

Affirmation: The Christ within leads me in love and compassion.