As kids, most of us dream of finding a buried treasure, something of great value. We use the word values to refer to those beliefs and principles that we believe are most important for guiding the way we live and work and treat ourselves and others. Lent is a great time to reflect on our values and to reshape them so that we truly treasure, or value, that which God treasures and values most. In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore the value of compassion. The Bible tells us that God is “slow to anger and rich in compassion,” and Jesus taught us to be compassionate as our Heavenly Father is compassionate. Compassion is a stance towards life that enables one to stand in solidarity with others, not just feeling empathy for their pain and suffering, but rather, identifying with those who are suffering and vulnerable, and acting on their behalf.
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