March Virtue Focus – COMPASSION

March 5th, 2020

Our virtue focus for March is COMPASSION. During this season of Lent, we remember the compassion our Lord has for us, and we will practice showing compassion for others.

Recommended readings* to read and discuss together:

Grades K-4:
Androcles and the Lion (118)
Beauty and the Beast (127)
Beautiful (134)
The Legend of Northland (148)

Grades 5-8:
Intro to Compassion (107)
Song of Life (142)
The Angel of the Battlefield (144)
Echo and Narcissus (152)

*Readings can be found in The Book of Virtues, ed. William J. Bennett. Copies can be found on Amazon Smile.

“Try This” ideas for families:

One: “We must make our homes centers of compassion and forgive endlessly.” –Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Practice doing one extra kind act for a family member each day and be quick to forgive.

Two: “What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” –St. Augustine
Who can your family visit or encourage in some way this month?

Three: Show compassion when you talk. Try hard not to say anything unkind to or about anyone. Say encouraging words instead. Make eye contact whenever you talk to someone; it shows you are attentive and care about what they are saying.