The Hidden Joy of Serving: Appreciating Their Story

|The Hidden Joy of Serving: Appreciating Their Story
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Hugh Taft-Morales

Leader, Philadelphia Ethical Society

When you serve other people in need, one of their best gifts to you is their story. Whether at a shelter, a youth program, or a street corner, it’s so important to listen to others with caring attention. Whether their story is about today or the day they were born, it’s important. So, ask, “How are you today?” “What was it like when you were young?” Let them know that they matter. On this Sunday when we decorate the Tree of Knowledge in our lobby with our friends from the Freethought Society, come explore with Hugh Taft-Morales the power of story to connect us as human beings.

The Ethical Society will take up a collection on the morning to benefit Books Through Bars, a Philadelphia non-profit organization that solicits and mails donated books to prisoners in PA and other mid-Atlantic states.  Whether at a shelter, a youth program, a street corner, or a prison, it’s so important to listen to others with caring attention.”

Books through Bars has also published two zines that deal with prisoners’ experiences in prison and on reentry.  (See booksthroughbars.org)