We still had an hour before we could hear the Dalai Lama speak, so we entered the white tent outside Regions Field to kill some time.
It turned out to be a mini-bazaar of Tibetan artwork.
We watched the incredible patience of the sand artists. We listened to another monk explain the mandala. We wandered around the tables and eyed the beautiful pieces of art and the collection of words for sale.
And then I spotted this . . .
2014 has been my year of Compassion. It was what brought us to Birmingham this day to listen to the Dalai Lama, one of the world’s passionate contenders for compassion.
So I knew I had to take this scroll home as a tangible reminder of this year.
And as a reminder that when we seek, God lets us find. He has compassion on us.
I share the words from this scroll here with you to end my official One Word 2015: Compassion. It’s been a wonderful journey that I’ve only just begun.
Thank you all for your comments and prayers and just reading along this year. Your compassion has taught me and blessed me more than you know.
May God surprise you in return with your own gifts of grace, individually wrapped just for you.
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