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Compassion and Kinship: Fr Gregory Boyle at TEDxConejo 2012

This moving talk shows how compassion should be and can be worn.  I wanted his talk to be part of the 7-70 web site because it sums up what we want to be;  Crist like servants, setting aside all judgement, demonstrating the grace God has blessed us with.  http://www.homeboyindustries.org/


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Forgiveness and Reconciliation

In Luke 6:37 Jesus says, "Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:” Some people believe that forgiving also means reconciling.  But, it doesn’t.

From the time we first meet Absalom as an adult, in 2 Samuel, he begins scheming to overthrow his father.  He murders his brother, Amnon, who happens to be ahead of him in the line of succession.  David, a shrewd king, must have at least suspected Absalom’s motives, forgave…

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Recipe For Change: Verse Written Inside

  1. You have to knead past your old you
    To get to spread your new you
    So what do you do?
  2. Take one cup of change
    Change is our only option
    And this change must be forever
  3. Chill by loving yourself
    then you can love others
    My sisters and brothers
  4. Add one cup of love
    ‘Cause it’s gonna be a struggle
  5. Starting right here
    Right now
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Blessed Are The Base

And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen… 2 Cor 1:28

Brother E. preached and the prisoners listened.  Some mouths were open, some clamped tightly shut but no one fidgeted and every eye was fixed on him.  Brother E's words hit them like bullets that no armor could stop. Their effect was so apparent that I could hear the thud each made as it penetrated their hearts.  Their eyes, many filling with tears, broadcast their thoughts; I need to change, each said.…

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The 3 Necessary Virtues of Freedom

"Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains. One man thinks himself the master of others, but remains more of a slave than they are."  Jean-Jacques Rousseau – The Social contract

Despite having just under 5% of the world’s population (U.S. Census), its’ 2.24 million individuals in prison makes the United States home to nearly 25% of the world’s incarcerated population.  With the highest incarceration rate of any country globally  (World Prison Population List), 6.7 million in the…

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Justice - Forgiveness - Restoration