Stewart Acuff

Dec 18

Compassion in this Season

Whatever happened to compassion?

Not just love for your family

Or affection for your friends

But compassion for all, love for creation?

All creation. All that God put here

To live together supposedly in harmony?

‘Tis the season as they say

Now it’s the Holidays, time for cheer

But cheer ain’t enough now, not emotion

The emotion that wells up inside you

But the decision, the conscious decision

To love folks that might not be lovely,

The decision to treat all God’s children

With compassion and love and justice.

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Stewart Acuff is the former organizing Director of the AFL-CIO. Acuff has also written two books: Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing, and Getting America Back to Work.

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