Today I venture into a new arena of the A Life of Gratitude blog. If you read on, and then listen on, you will be one of the first listeners to ever hear the A Life of Gratitude podcast.
Podcasting is something I've been wanting to do for some time now. For the last nine years I've been writing fairly regularly in this blog. Recently I've felt called to add a voice to some of my stories and messages. A real voice. Podcasting allows me to do that.
This past Sunday I had the opportunity to share a message on compassion with the youth at our church. I decided it would be the perfect opening message to kickoff my podcasting career - or at least a reasonable way to stay dry on a rainy Saturday.
This message takes a look at how compassionate we are. It also owns up to a sad reality: too often we aren't compassionate toward those who need it most. Most of the time it's not because we're bad people or aren't nice. There's a bigger reason than that. One that addresses our lack of focus more than our lack of morality. To explore that reason, I'll dive into whom I believe is the greatest example of unconditional compassion ever. Jesus.
If you listen, thank you. I always love a new adventure, especially when it means sharing it with others.