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Wisdom from “Chocolat”

I just watched an old favorite film this evening, “Chocolat.” This quote resonated, on themes of group conflict, compassion, and agency:

Père Henri: I’m not sure what the theme of my homily today ought to be. Do I want to speak of the miracle of Our Lord’s divine transformation? Not really, no. I don’t want to talk about His divinity. I’d rather talk about His humanity. I mean, you know, how He lived His life, here on Earth. His *kindness*, His *tolerance*… Listen, here’s what I think. I think that we can’t go around… measuring our goodness by what we don’t do. By what we deny ourselves, what we resist, and who we exclude. I think… we’ve got to measure goodness by what we *embrace*, what we create… and who we include.  (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0241303/quotes?qt=qt0270499)