With bombs in the mail and a gunman in a synagogue, we need to have a serious discussion about what we can do to help this weary world. Let's talk through the Twelve Step to a Compassionate Life.
Twelve Steps Compassion Booklet: https://charterforcompassion.org/12-steps-compassion-booklet
The Lorica is a prayer to start the day which centers us on the Four Paths while rejecting the Five Poisons and invoking the Five Powers/Strengths. The text of the prayer is on the Wisdom's Cry website: https://wisdomscry.com/lorica-of-creation-spirituality
The purpose of our faith is to reconcile people to God through compassion and justice. All of the rhetoric about "the other" is not only unhelpful, but is against the faith taught to us by Jesus Christ. We are meant to be peacemakers.
A discussion of th first path, "In the Via Positiva. In awe, wonder, and mystery of nature and all beings, each of whom is a ‘word of God,’ a ‘mirror of God that glistens and glitters,’ as Hildegard of Bingen put it. This is Path One.”