When there’s a strong inclination to parse the measure of our compassion according to conditions we have that must be met, there’s a strong inclination to become like those who walk around and ignore the sufferer in the famous parable.

Or as Mr. Watts wrote, "... the dutiful manner in which it [monarchical christianity] breeds resentment in the giver and receiver alike, for when one gives with reluctance the other receives with guilt." MY CONGREGATION TRIED TO HELP A SYRIAN FAMILY SETTLE IN THE US "We are a small, mostly elderly congregation. Realistically, our ability … Continue reading When there’s a strong inclination to parse the measure of our compassion according to conditions we have that must be met, there’s a strong inclination to become like those who walk around and ignore the sufferer in the famous parable.