"there is no fear in love, but perfect love cast out fear"
The theologian, scientist and lay Franciscan, Ilia Delio's very readable book entitled "compassion Living in the Spirit of St. Francis" is a workbook for our times. With meditations, reflections, prayers and quotes, this book can serve as a guide to deepening our understanding of compassion, showing how we can live our Franciscan compassion in our disconnected world and be the transforming influence we are called to be as followers of Christ.
"Compassion is a thread that binds together the deepest centers of life beyond the borders of race, gender, religion, tribe or creature.... We are at a critical threshold today in our earthly life where we either must overcome our fears and evolve to a new level of love, or undergo the slow death that underlies fragmentation.... I think our greatest fear is our deepest desire: to love and to be loved... Compassion transcends isolation because the choice to be for another is the rejection of being alone..." Quotes from the Introduction to the book.
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