Welcome to our next book God Has A Dream by Desmond Tutu
We will gather here in community to share reflections on our reading.
This book includes discussion questions at the back so our conversation starters will come from Tutu himself. If something else strikes you about the chapters feel free to comment on that. These are deep questions even if you do not address them directly leave a comment so that others know you are taking part in this community.
Our ability to do evil is part and parcel of our responsibility to do good. One is meaningless without the other. Empathy and compassion have no meaning unless they occur in a situation where one could be callous and indifferent to the suffering of others. To have any possibility of moral growth there has to be the possibility of becoming imoral. (pg. 13)
When have you shown empathy and compassion when you could have been callous and indifferent? When were you callous and indifferent? When could you have been more loving to a family member or friend? pg 135
We are made for companionship and relationship. It is not good for us to be alone. In our African idion we say: "A person is a person through other persons..." In Africa recognition of our interdependence is called ubuntu...(p. 25)
Where do you feel alone in your life? How might you reach out for companionship and relationship? How might you strengthen your family ties and community relationships? What one action-a phone call, a letter, a visit, an apology-can you take to start strengthening the human bonds that give meaning to your life? pg 136
Welcome to Books with Pastor Emily. I, Pastor Emily, love books! This space is for book lovers to come together and grow spiritually through reading. I will provide discussion questions and moderate conversation around a selected book. Please remember the golden rule when commenting. Thanks!