Pop-Up Catechesis: Exploring the Value of Compassion

Pop-Up Catechesis with Joe Paprocki

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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About Joe Paprocki 2703 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

1 Comment on Pop-Up Catechesis: Exploring the Value of Compassion

  1. Hi Joe, I was wondering if you had any activities for grades 7-10. I always see wonderful activities for the younger groups but, not many for the middle/high school groups. Confirmation activities, as well:) Jules

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