Choosing to live a life of compassion, forgiveness, and love demands that we open ourselves to the challenging and often difficult aspects of vulnerability. As we choose this courageous path, it opens us to hurt and heartbreak, and shatters our false sense of invincibility. As we feel the vulnerability of another person it becomes a part of us. In the words of author Tara Brach, “Choosing to feed the compassionate wolf means stopping the war—the blaming thoughts and punishing actions—and opening directly to the pain of our vulnerability.” In this program we’ll explore the different kinds of vulnerability, from different perspectives, and view this complicated emotion through the lens of Christian, Buddhist and secular belief systems. Join us for this interactive and thoughtful conversation!
Chris Anderson joined the WeCAN team in the fall of 2019, with 20+ years of experience serving children and families in need. As Director of Community Outreach at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Chris worked extensively with civic, school, community and church groups to build and grow collaborations to better serve the community. With a strong passion for service, Chris brings a broad and creative approach to providing social services to local families. With a marketing degree from the Carlson School of Management, he has considerable experience in managing operations, finances, and program development. As the Executive Director Chris is excited to work with the staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors to continue to build WeCAN’s positive impact in western Hennepin County.
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