”We don’t know where we are going, but we know we are on our way,” answered Reverend Gerald Durley of Providence Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA when asked “where is this compassion movement going?” While we don’t know where we are going, we know it’s good, we know it’s safe, and we know we are suppose to be headed there. So, we keep on keep’n on and do it with great love, and lots of fun. And, what’s more, is we have a map to get there! However, like a conventional map, where the lines are already drawn for us to follow, those of you who are on this journey with us are drawing those lines, and doing it as we go.
The journey was inspired by a challenge to take the first step. Then a few more ambitious and faithful followers came along and brought their skills and tools and shared them. That was year two. Here we are in year three of the International Compassion Games, Survival of the Kindest, and a critical mass has joined the expedition and now they are showing us the way. They are leading us with their models and their talents, gently navigating us with suggestions to improve the process and consider new pathways. We listen and we say “yes”. However, more than their talents and visions, they are leading us with their stories.
The stories shared on the Compassion Report Map each day fuel our travels and guide our rudder. We know we are headed to someplace important. But, like any important lesson in life, it’s not the destination, but the journey that matters.
Please visit the Compassion Map Reports and peruse the stories of compassion- subtle, profound, intentional, surprising, ordinary and transformative. Direct link to Reports page….