Watching the news it has been interesting to reflect on the nature of interdependence as we observe the huge efforts that are going on in the battle against Corona virus. Health workers, scientists, food chain workers, cleaners, drivers, volunteers, carers, and all those staying at home in order to protect the vulnerable and our NHS..the list goes on. I am reminded of the words of one of my beloved Christian mystics, Thomas Merton who said, back in the 1950’s;

‘The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another and all involved in one another.’

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