Item 1763 - Story demonstrates true meaning of compassion

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CA ON00389 1-9-1-1763

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Story demonstrates true meaning of compassion

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  • March 13, 1991 (Creation)

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1 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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This item is a half-page article by Henri Nouwen entitled, ‘Story demonstrates true meaning of compassion’, published in The Liberal, March 13, 1991, p. B7. The Liberal appears to be a publication from Richmond Hill, ON. This item is a story of an old man who risks his own life to save a scorpion caught in a branch by water. It is not an original story by Nouwen but he concludes by stating, ‘[This story] challenges us to show that to embrace is more human than to reject, that to kiss is more human than to bite, to behold is more human than to stare, to be friends is more human than to be rivals, to make peace more human than to make war – in short that compassion is more human than strife.’

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Published in The Liberal, Richmond Hill, ON, 13 March 1991, Religion column, p. B-3.

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2000 01

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Box 297

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