Part One “Deus Caritas Est” discusses the Church's charitable activity as the manifestation of Trinitarian love and explores concepts of Christ's spirit moving the ecclesial community to love one another (Pope Benedict XVI, 2005, p. 19). Love, in relation to charity, is "the service that the Church carries out in order to attend constantly to man's sufferings and his needs” (Pope Benedict XVI, 2005, p. 19). “Love of neighbour, grounded in the love of God, is first and foremost a responsibility for each individual member of the faithful" (Pope Benedict XVI, 2005, p. 20) Members of the Church must give to those who are unable to meet their own needs. " Diaconia" refers to the first group of men who were responsible for the service of charity
The topic of compassion is an important element that affects our lives every day. Many philosophers have conjured their outlines for and against compassionate behavior. If we examine the philosophical approaches of compassion as a whole, rather than siding with which beliefs are thought to be right/wrong, humanity will begin to tear down their bias notions and reconstruct a strong, functioning, and united society. In this essay, Jean Jacques Rousseau and the Dalai Lama help explain the understandings and workings of compassion and why they believe it is the best moral practice. After their views have been stated, Theodor Adorno is introduced to argue against the unanimity for compassion as he believes it fails to address the underlying problems
Sometimes when asked to define a word that everyone knows the meaning of, it can be hard to articulate the true meaning of that word. Compassion seems to be one of them. Gregory Boyle does his best to define compassion by saying “compassion isn’t just about feeling the pain of others; it’s about bringing them in toward yourself” (75). If we are to be as compassionate as God is compassionate, then we must destroy stereotypes and break boundaries that separate the marginalized from the non-marginalized. Boyle goes on to try to further explain compassion by giving explicit examples from his life where compassion was shown, by either him or another human being.
Is there a way that compassion can help with humanity? Compassion can help with humanity because we are a society that can help other people. Even though, there are people that don’t show compassion, there are people that do show compassion. In the book Tattoos on the Heart, The Power of Boundless Compassion, compassion is assumed to be the answer to every question. Compassion is a non-ending tool that everyone can use in the world.
“Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it (author anonymous).” Virtue is defined by Webster Online Dictionary as a conformity to a standard of right, a particular moral excellence. As Christians, we are instructed to stand apart from this dark and ominous world, to be a light in the darkness. Romans 12:2 says, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, acceptable, and perfect will of God.” The question then becomes, is averting evil enough to generate a virtuous person or must it be an active choice?
Prudence from “The Witch of Blackbird Pond” By:Christian Lopez Pr:1/2 One of the character in the novel “The Witch of Blackbird Pond”, written by Elizabeth George Speare. The character is a little girl named Prudence. This little girl wants to learn how to read & write, but Prudence’s mother calls her stupid & says she's too stupid to learn & doesn't let her go to school.
I have always loved working with children. Most of the time, children are an abundance of joy and they're infectious in the best way possible. Their happiness always becomes my happiness and even though there may have been times where young children are troublesome, I was so proud see them learn right from wrong. My pain for caring for children began in 2012, when my two younger brothers began attending a daycare right down the street from where we lived. But it was not until the summer of 2013 that I began spending time around the daycare because I didn't want to stay at home by myself for the entirety of the summer.
According to compassion fatigue expert, Francoise Mathieu, between 40% and 85% of health professionals develop vicarious trauma also known as compassion fatigue. There are lots of attempts to justify the absence of compassion in healthcare settings. Examples as such would be staff shortages and lack of resources. However, compassion is a trait that must be intrinsically possessed by every doctor, nurse, or health professional. Compassion in any healthcare environment has been subjected to a continuous discussion in the media and literature where studies have reaffirmed that being compassionate is an important aspect of this field of work.
Critical Thinking #1 Through my short time in Uganda, I have gain a great insight from class this semester that relates directly to my experience. For example, through my host family, practicum, or interacting with other Ugandans. It has been an eye-opening experience learning about a culture that I have never interacted with or experiencing going to a different country for the first time. In class, I am truly learning how culture does in fact matter.
What happens when you combine people from a variety of backgrounds filled with all sorts of beliefs, personalities and ambitions? Conflict. And there is no other place on earth where this could be truer than in the church. The church is the melting pot of people from every angle of society and is destined for conflict because of her diversity. However, conflict is not always bad.