Compassion Cafe Past Events
November Compassion Cafe
What is a Social Entrepreneur?
Sun 01 Nov 2009
TIME: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
PLACE: Seattle Gold Coffee
Please join us for a lively and inspiring discussion on social entrepreneurship and how you can turn your passion for social change into meaningful action.
The PBS documentary "The New Heroes" is a must see on this topic. If you missed it when it aired this summer, you can still explore the issue on-line.
Use the RSVP link on the right to let us know if you plan to attend the October Compassion Cafe. Seating is limited so please RSVP early and we look forward to seeing you there.
Characteristics of a social entrepreneur
A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said, “Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like. “The Lord led the holy man to two doors.
He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew which smelled delicious and made the holy man’s mouth water.
The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful, but because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths. The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering.
The Lord said, “You have seen Hell.”
They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one. There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man’s mouth water. The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking. The holy man said, “I don’t understand.”
"It is simple” said the Lord, “it requires but one skill. You see, they have learned to feed each other. While the greedy think only of themselves.
-from the Baraka Blog