Friday, March 5, 2010

Compassion by Frederick Buechner

“Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity
for feeling what it is like to live inside
somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that
there can never really be any peace and joy for
me until there is peace and joy finally for you, too.”

-- Frederick Buechner

photo of Gabriel and Igor from the pen of the wayfarer

1 comment:

karima said...

On the day after the latest holding center suicide, sandy beach (wben) spent 3 hours showing an appalling lack of compassion for suicides in general and for drug addicts in particular.....anyone who called in to disagree with him was either cut off or cut was sad, listening to the way that he condemned fellow human beings.....