Archive for March 27th, 2020

In the Divine Comedy, Dante writes:

“ This the beginning is, this is the spark which afterwards dilated to vivid flame, and, like a Star in heaven, sparkling in me.” Paradise, Canto, XXIV

A neighbor driving by, as I was checking our mailbox, stopped his truck to ask me if we needed anything. He was running up to the nearby gas station to pick up a few things. This kindness left me smiling and made everything lighter for the rest of my day in this time of Covid-19.

It is the tender moments of spontaneous caring that act to elevate the soul. Kindness and caring are a powerful medicine for anxious times. Even a simple smile works as a contagion of grace sparking ever greater compassion.

Our better angels resonate to moments of such empathy and outreach, intensifying the Light of love and amplifying shared joy.

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