Wednesday, February 06, 2008

"The curse of man is that he forgets"

I haven't done this in a while, but today's Dear Abby made me want to share it. I do still read it every day!

TOLERANCE FOR OTHERS' BELIEFS
COULD HELP HEAL WORLD WOES

"Abby" asked her readers what the real problem with the world today is. Yesterday they gave a lot of answers of the complaining variety, but today is a continuation with even more substantive responses.

Kim from Columbus, Ohio, articulated something I've been thinking about lately:

If people were more concerned with doing the right things in THIS world, rather than preoccupying themselves with what is going to happen in the NEXT one, our world would be a better place.

Correct, no? Don’t wait for the next life to be all that you can be, do it now!

The next person talked about forgiveness as what is needed, and the last one (Maurice in Albuquerque) shared that we need to remember our own goodness long enough to express it.

It was this last person who quoted Merlin from the King Arthur fable as saying, "The curse of man is that he forgets." Maurice went on to say, "If only we won't forget that we are loving beings, capable of great love beyond measure, if only we would not ignore so much, but remember just a little."

And he had the final word. I think I'll let him have the final word here as well.

"…remember just a little."


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2 Comments:

At 2/06/2008 09:32:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday, for work-related reasons, I read the script for the movie THERE WILL BE BLOOD. Like too many scripts these days (LUCKY # SLEVIN is another one), they include a cast of amoral, immoral, hate-filled sleazebags, some of which usually get ripped-off and/or killed by the others.
In ...BLOOD, the supposedly God-filled, prophet-preacher turns out to be as hate-filled and revengeful as the bad guy who is the main protagonist.
Seems like movies (and TV) like this make the world seem worse than the way I see and live in it. So they can justify people behaving hatefully rather than lovingly.
Given a bit more rest, I might argue the opposite...
-ObiDon

 
At 2/06/2008 03:33:00 PM, Blogger Kate said...

I like this post very much...especially the "remember just a little"....I can think of so many things that I could do a much better job of "remember just a little"...thanks for the reminder!
with Love, Kate

 

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