Compassion to Make Peace in the World/ The Dalai Lama and the Pope as the Best Role Models in the World/ I am Their Loving Puppy Dog Today

Essay by Luke Foster

“A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.” “Too often we participate in the globalization of indifference. May we strive instead to live global solidarity.” “Kindness is firm and persevering intention to always will the good of others, even the unfriendly.”

The Pope Francis

I feel that many strong Catholics rely on Francis and perhaps when they are afraid, I imagine they might pray to photos of him to feel safe. I think they also pray to sculptures of the Crucifix and Christ and paintings.

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”

 Dalai Lama

I think the same happens when the Buddhists of the world when they meditate on images of the Dalai Lama Gyatso.

I also think perhaps the world would be much safer if there was a balance of male and female role models but I am not sure who they might be in this day and age.

In conclusion I feel we would all feel much safer if we looked at photos of these spiritual leaders to feel safe in the world.

This drawing is about the balance and connection between devout Buddhists and Catholics in the world. Perhaps my writing is a bit messy and people can’t red it. When I feel afraid, I look at a hologram image of Christ on my fridge or look up a Dalai Lama quote or post one of his photos in my essays.