Saturday, December 6, 2008

quest for compassion

This year, my dear friend, Don Wisthuff, gave me a copy of Same Kind of Different as Me. I read the touching journey of two unlikely friends on our flight to Spain and I highly recommend it! It's the story of a high society art dealer in Fort Worth and his unsuspecting connection with a sub-poverty plantation worker from Louisiana. By the end of the book, both lives have been dramatically changed and compassion is awakened.

2009, is "The Year of Community Impact" at Pantego Bible Church. As I prepare for a series of messages on social justice, poverty, prejudice and other topics, I am scheduled for several ridealongs with Arlington and Fort Worth police; interviewing directors of our church-supported compassion agencies; and inviting Ron Hall and Denver Moore, authors of this life-changing book, to join us at Pantego Bible Church for this series. Our desire is for PBC to become the kind of church--the kind of people--that compassionately changes our world as God changes each one of us!


Julie said...

I, too, read this book after someone recommended it to me. It's a great one!

I'm looking forward to the upcoming series.

I agree that the Christmas story is one that must be told over and over. And by the way, your sermons are never "snoozers!"

David Daniels said...

Thabnks for your encouragement Julie! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Susan said...

So glad you finally got to read it! I've been dying for you to get them to come speak...YEA!!!
Merry Christmas - the Orlies are thankful for you!!!!!!