Good day, it’s Shirley from the PatientNextDoor support team.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
In a world that is becoming more and more divided along race, religion, and political lines I felt the above quote by Helen Keller’s appropriate.
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of reading the headlines each morning only to be dismayed by the hate I see written about there.
Innocent lives snuffed out by hate and bigotry, children afraid to go to school and their equally terrified parents, it is all disturbing and horrible. The hate being spewed by politicians speak the language of those who would divide human beings as being either worthy or worthless.
It must stop, so let it begin with me.
I wish to speak words of peace and love, not hate. I do not want to spread lies or innuendo nor do I wish to be bigoted against any person.
I am not a religious person and as such will not press anyone to believe in something they do not. However, the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi are ringing in my ears as I hope they will ring in yours.
“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.
“O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.” Amen.
The day humanity crosses over from hate and suspicion of others to love and understanding is the day we can all finally take a deep breath and truly begin to live.
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