Sunday, April 13, 2008

Compassion according to Josefa (our new Guatemalan Bridges blogger)

Hola! My name is Josefa Elizabeth Ratzan Petzey and I live in a pretty pueblo on a beautiful lake full of beautiful people with beautiful traditions called Santiago Atitlan in Guatemala. This is my first time out of the country.

I believe compassion is giving love to people for friendship. One must share all of themselves in schools and in religion and never judge color of skin or culture. School teachers should have good relationships with their students because children are the future. Having compassion with children is building peace for the world and forming societies of love. Religion is a good place to share with others and help, support, and love people.

In Guatemala there is so much discrimination of indigenous pueblos like mine, Santiago Atitlan. There is discrimination of our dress. Some time there is so much violence and people are killed. If they had good relations they could plant a good future.

1 comment:

Margaret Tamisiea said...

Hola Josefa,

Thank you for sharing what compassion means to you. I am impressed by your thoughtfulness.

I hope you are having a wonderful time in Seattle.

Thinking of you,
Margaret Tamisiea (Your friend in California)