Unplug 2 Reconnect — 3/19/17 – Week in Review

For Sunday, we look back the last 6 meditations .. our theme this past week was almsgiving – in its broadest definition, to include helping, kindness, and compassion. Consider each day’s tidbit after your Sunday sit…

 

Monday – The Buddha

The charitable man has found the path of salvation. He is like the man who plants a sapling, securing thereby the shade, the flowers, and the fruit in future years. Even so is the result of charity, even so is the joy of him who helps those that are in need of assistance; even so is the great Nirvana. We reach the immortal path only by continuous acts of kindliness and we perfect our souls by compassion and charity.

Tuesday – Edward Everett Hale
I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that
I can do.
Wednesday – Anonymous author
AN APOLOGY IS A FRIENDSHIP PRESERVER, AN ANTIDOTE FOR HATRED, NEVER A SIGN OF WEAKNESS; IT COSTS NOTHING BUT ONE’S PRIDE, ALWAYS SAVES MORE THAN IT COSTS, AND IS A DEVICE NEEDED IN EVERY HOME
Thursday – John Wesley
Do all the good you can,
By all the means that you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.
Friday – William Arnot
Mark how the hand comes to the defense of the eye in its weakness; and how the eye with its sight, and from its elevated position, keeps watch for the welfare of the lowly, blind, but laborious and useful foot. The mutual helpfulness of these members is absolutely perfect. Such should be the charity between brother and brother of God’s family on earth.
Saturday – Emily Dickinson
If I can stop one heart from breaking
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Into his nest aain,
I shall not live in vain.

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