Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Subculture Sweethearts

Subculture
While wandering the streets of Dusseldorf, I crossed paths with this couple. They were the sweetest, most gentle folks I met all week. In the few short minutes we were together, I was taken by their quiet spirit. And afterward, I was mad at myself for expecting something else...

I'm still a work in progress.

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6 comments:

Jay said...

I am guilty of that too - love the quote in your side bar today. :)

Dan said...

There is comfort in knowing that I am not the only one, Jay. : )

Hindsfeet said...

....hi D.... : )

......your post here --the bulk of it, and especially the last sentence -- and the corresponding comment on your sidebar brought to mind a bit from "our" book, "The Ragamuffin Gospel"....(pg. 156)

"Jesus' tenderness *is not in any way* determined by how we pray or what we are or do. In order to free us for compassion toward others, Jesus calls us to *accept His compassion in our own lives*; to *become gentle, caring, compassionate, and forgiving toward ourselves in our failure and need.*

Compassion for others is not a simple virtue because it avoids snap judgements of right or wrong, good or bad, hero or villain: It seeks truth in all its complexity. Genuine compassion means that in empathizing with the failed plans and uncertain loves of the other person, we send out the vibration, 'Yes, ragamuffin, I understand. I've been there too.'" -Brennan Manning

Wishing you tenderness for yourself tonight...

L

EjG said...

Thanks for the reminder, Dan...I am equally guilty and need the reminder...

Ron said...

Human's are judgmental with a lot of things--not just with other humans, it's the same stereotype feeling when it comes to food, books, etc etc. I for one am guilty too.

Javier said...

I think we are works in progress all our lives. We learn as we go along and there's not a day that goes by without teaching us something or leaving a message behind. The important thing is to accept and acknowledge the message, like you're doing with this post.

Cheers, Dan!