Any measure of success can never justify evils done to achieve it. All of our thoughts, words, and deeds can and do affect anyone and anything around us. This is why higher purpose should be properly rooted in awareness and service – the entire lesson of this institute.
True love involves effort on our part – even if it is not reciprocated or appreciated. Love anyway. Have faith that we will eventually get to our promised land via the vehicle of love. Let love be your anchor. Let it be your guide. Let love lead the way.
Individuality isn’t confined just to how responsibility should start on the personal level. Growing or developing others is also on an individual basis – precisely because we are individuals. Social change should take this very seriously, as not doing so would cause more harm than good.
It is all about love and harmony, but sadly, this simple but powerful and eternal truth is taken for granted today. Conflict and war threaten to destroy this God-commissioned commandment of building a world on love and peace. A song created for the first Pokémon movie immortalizes the lament over this destruction.
How Do I Love Thee?: A Sonnet.
“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” -James 1:27, NRSV-CE
We’ve all been late for something at least once. Tardiness is actually not living out consciousness and responsibility because it wastes time and ruins schedules – of both the other parties and the tardy party. Here are four suggestions to be more punctual.
“Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get.” (Mt. 7:1-2, NRSV)
Today is Holy or Spy Wednesday, commemorating Judas Iscariot’s betrayal of Jesus but, more importantly, the actions of the woman with the expensive perfume. She knew her priorities and acted on them; I invite you to do the same.
Practicing good manners show you respect others and their human dignity. After all, the cornerstone of living well is living a life of service, a life for others and not just for yourself. Good manners is one good place to start, especially if you’re young. Here are 10 manners to serve as your daily mental vitamin!