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The Compassionate Life by Marc Ian Barasch

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THE BELOVED COMMUNITY

GrandfatherLook at our brokenness.We know that we are the onesWho are the divideAnd we are the onesWho must come back together.

—Ojibway prayer

The end is the creation of the Beloved Community...It is this love that will bring about miracles in the hearts of men.

—Martin Luther King Jr.

I CAME TO NEW YORK A FEW DAYS AFTER 9/11, INTO A STRICKEN city of the walking wounded. A charnel breeze, burnt and bitter, blew through the ghost town of Tribeca, making the lungs and the heart ache. Like everyone, I couldn’t sleep; I’d snap on CNN at three in the morning, nod off with it still murmuring. Below my window, ad hoc choirs of passersby serenaded firemen at the stationhouse next door, its bricks festooned with Missing posters, ...

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