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Compassion or Love?

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2011 at 2:50 pm


We feel bad. We recognize need. We talk about it with others, buy the T-shirt, and even read the books. But so often we fall short of doing anything. We often confuse the heart of compassion that requires a response with the feeling of sympathy that remains idle.
Most of us hear about need and sympathize. But that’s not compassion. It’s not justice. It’s not mercy. Sympathy remains only sympathy until we do something about it. Then it becomes an act of compassion: an appropriate response to the call of need. Justin Dillon described it best: “A call is someone sharing their need. Sharing their oppression. A response is someone saying I hear you, I get you, and here’s what I’m gonna do.”
I once read an anonymous quote that I think captures our situation well:

Sometimes I would like to ask God why He allows poverty, suffering, and injustice when He could do something about it. But, I’m afraid He would ask me the same question…

PINA – A film for PINA BAUSCH by WIM WENDERS

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2011 at 2:25 pm

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PINA – A film for PINA BAUSCH by WIM WENDERS – pina bausch

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2011 at 2:22 pm

PINA – A film for PINA BAUSCH by WIM WENDERS – pina bausch: “Born as Philippine Bausch in 1940 in Solingen; under her nickname Pina she will later achieve international reputation with her Tanztheater based in nearby Wuppertal. Her parents run an inn as part of a hotel in Solingen, where Pina, like her siblings, lent a hand. She learns to observe people; above all, what moves people deep down. In her later work small pieces of this early childhood environment seem to resound: the sound of music, people coming and going, telling of their longing for happiness. But also the early experience of war is reflected in the pieces, as sudden outbursts of panic and fear of an anonymous threat.”

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PINA – A film for PINA BAUSCH by WIM WENDERS – about the movie

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2011 at 2:19 pm

PINA – A film for PINA BAUSCH by WIM WENDERS – about the movie: “PINA is a feature-length dance film in 3D with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, featuring the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer, who died in the summer of 2009.

PINA is a film for Pina Bausch by Wim Wenders.

He takes the audience on a sensual, visually stunning journey of discovery into a new dimension: straight onto the stage with the legendary Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch ensemble, he follows the dancers out of the theatre into the city and the surrounding areas of Wuppertal – the place, which for 35 years was the home and centre for Pina Bausch’s creativity.”

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San Francisco Ballet Choreographer in Residence Yuri Possokhov and His ‘Don Quixote’ World Premiere with the Joffrey Ballet Tonight! | Odette’s Ordeal

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2011 at 2:16 pm

San Francisco Ballet Choreographer in Residence Yuri Possokhov and His ‘Don Quixote’ World Premiere with the Joffrey Ballet Tonight! | Odette’s Ordeal:

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