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How to truly do good

What does it mean to do good to all people? What does it mean in our everyday life? I might be stating the obvious, but doing good starts with intending good towards others. Doing good starts with a posture of love – a willingness to value the people around you, starting with the individual you’ve… Continue reading How to truly do good

Friendship and love · Psychology and mental health · Relating to God · The way we are

You are not the sum total of what others think about you

You are not the sum total of what you wear. You are not the sum total of the reading on the bathroom scales. You are not the sum total of the result you got in the HSC. You are not the sum total of texts you got today. You are not the sum total of… Continue reading You are not the sum total of what others think about you

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Relationships are teleological

Relationships are teleological. Yep, I had to look that one up too. In other words, relationships are going somewhere – as long as two people are involved. They are living and alive and moving and becoming something… and sometimes they aren’t becoming anything good. In Donald Miller’s Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy, the author… Continue reading Relationships are teleological

Friendship and love · Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · Social justice · The way we are

Caught in compassion

You know the feeling. The ache. The sorrow. The grief. You feel compassion rising up, and you’re caught. You can’t unfeel something. You can’t unsee injustice… You can’t rub away the blackness. The empathy. The dark realisation… During my lunch-time at work I walk around the streets of Sydney’s Surry Hills. It’s a hub for brothels, and my heart breaks when I see… Continue reading Caught in compassion

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Live a life without limits

Nick Vujicic was born without arms or legs, and has spent a lot of his life speaking to people about what it was like to grow up this way. Nick is known for his positivity and sense of humour, and inspires others to live the life of their dreams despite the obstacles they might face.… Continue reading Live a life without limits

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Kindness shines in the dark

In the darkest times, kindness shines brightest. Do you agree? When we’re feeling at our lowest and most despondent, a simple touch; an understanding, empathetic smile; or a few words of love and appreciation stand out like beacons. But we often neglect kindness in favour of well-meaning solutions. We opt for a lecture over a… Continue reading Kindness shines in the dark