Sometimes a story just sticks. The following three stories of compassion, or lack thereof, have stuck with me through the years. The first is a must-read for anyone who practices a religion—any religion. The second questions what exactly makes a community. And the third, well, the third is a story all its own. Enjoy.
If Not Higher. By I. L. Peretz
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas. By Ursula K. Le Guin
The Blue Bouquet. By Octavio Paz