When I am reading “Just for today” (one of the textbooks for the Narcotics Anonymous group) this morning, I am reminded that “Though I may be feeling low, I don’t need to tear someone down to build myself up…The way to build our self-esteem is not to tear others down but to build them up through love and positive concern. To help us with this, we can ask ourselves if we are contributing to the problem or to the solution. Today, we can choose to build instead of destroy”.
Today, I choose to build. What/how about you? What/how about tomorrow?
“When you make choices, please remember: what is good for you but not good for others won’t be good for you either, eventually; what’s good for you and others but not good for the Earth won’t be good for you or others either, eventually; what’s good for you, others, and the Earth will be good for all.”
People make bad choices all the time. That is why we have war, violence, pollution and…
Remember, make choices that are good for all. Otherwise, the choice you make eventually won’t be good for you either.
Debasish Mridha once said ” Let the power of your love change the world, but never let the problems of this world change the beauty of your love”. This is a good reminder that the power of our love is greater than the problem of this world. The problem of this world, hatred, violence, anti-intellectual, exclusiveness, bias, fear…need to be solved and healed by our love. My friends, together, we have the power to change the world. The question is if you believe and you are willing to exercise this power, LOVE.
Do you know the difference between “the power of love” and “the love of power”? Do you know the consequence of these two? William Ewart Gladstone once said, “When the power of love will replace the love of power, then will our world know the blessings of peace”. Looking at the world today (March 2022), you may know why some parts of the world is not at peace now and how we can have peace. My friends, choose “LOVE”, “PEACE” will come.
As a Christian and an Anglican priest (not only because of Christian identity and vocation, but also my passion), I love to reach out to the people in the community. One group of people I have never met personally are transgender. Lately, I start to read a book called “Gender: Your Guide – A GENDER-FRIENDLY PRIMER ON What to Know, What to Say, and What do Do in the New Gender Culture” by Lee Airton.
In this book, Lee Airton writes, “transgender people were assigned a sex and corresponding gender category at birth, but this assignment doesn’t reflect who we are”. In the book, Lee explains how gender works from the perspective of gender as an ongoing, lifelong process.
For me, I am in a lifelong journey/path to be true manhood. I am still learning and becoming a man I was designed by God to be. From this point of view, I experience & see gender as an ongoing, lifelong process.