Separateness Leads to Compassion

Separateness Leads to Compassion


In my last few blogs I’ve been quoting McNeill, Morrison and Nouwen from their book Compassion. In chapter five which is titled Displacement, they write: “The paradox of the Christian community is that people are gathered together in voluntary displacement…Voluntary displacement leads to the existential recognition of our inner brokenness and thus brings us to a deeper solidarity with the brokenness of our fellow human beings. Community, as the place of compassion, therefore always requires displacement.” In our OATS community we referred to this as separateness.


In today’s TED talk, Thandie Newton puts flesh on these wordy statements


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  1. Thanks Dan – I like what you are doing and the effort you are making with the Blog!

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