Thursday, July 14, 2011

Putting Principles Into Action

For the past couple of weeks, I have been having a conversation with a new friend about being human, and our responsibilities to humanity. It's actually been very interesting to think about - and even better for me to have spent a few hours, sitting, thinking and writing down my ideas.

And then, today, I sort of laughed under my breath, as a realization came into focus. These people who have come into my life since then - are nothing more than an opportunity to put what I was taught into action.

The fact is that most of the ones I'm talking about annoy me on some level. Maybe it is that they trigger something within me - perhaps fear, anger, hurt. Or maybe it just feels more difficult to carry forth my responsibilities to humanity, when I feel "caution!" or a sense of mistrust deep within myself when they are near by.

Yet, I know they are part of this collective humanity, and deserve to be treated as such.

Lord, teach me to love them as You have loved me. Give me clarity on my hesitations, and strength of character and integrity to do what is right.

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