Oath For Compassionate Helpers by Robert D. Lupton

I will never do for others what they have the capacity to do for themselves.

I will limit one-way giving to crises and seek always to find ways for legitimate exchange.

I will seek ways to empower by hiring, lending, and investing and offer gifts as incentives to celebrate achievements.

I will put the interests of those experiencing poverty above my own even when it means setting aside my own agenda or the agenda of my organization.

I will listen carefully, even to not what is being said knowing that unspoken feelings may contain essential clues to healthy engagement.

And, above all, to the best of my ability, I WILL DO NO HARM. #leadership #neighborhood #parish #imagination #vocation #collective #communitydevelopment #socialentrepreneurship #liturgy

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