Friday, January 14, 2004
Life's treasure are people together.
I leave this simple quote with you as a capstone for our week's Morning Walk. I stumbled across it by accident, but it has caused me to truly stop and think of its message.
Out of the horrific tragedies of hurricanes, tsunamis and floods that occur worldwide, some of the greatest relief efforts have been formed. For Life's treasures are when people gather together to support one another.
Out of the most debilating diseases, some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been found. For Life's treasures are when people gather together to advance one another.
Out of the colliding of family trees, some of the most humorous, precious and greatest moments in our families have been experience. For Life's treasures are when people gather together to form a community, a family of love.
Out of the daily chaos of interactions and conversations, some of the most dearest lifetime friendships are formed and maintained. For Life's treasures are when people gather together for fellowship and to cheer each other along.
We, as a species, have been known to band together in mobs and crowds to stone, crucify and condemn so many of our fellow human beings - the majority of these bandings have been useless and wasted. At the same time, we, as a species, have been known to gather together to form democracies, communities, neighborhoods, school districts, parish dioceses, peace rallies, and equal rights advancement. It is what we were designed for - not to live in isolation from or in fear of one another. It is engrained in our DNA and physiological make-up - anything else would be contrary to our very nature.
So take a moment this weekend to be part of one of Life's treasures: seek out your colleagues, family and/or friends and simply "get together." The noble efforts, discoveries, precious moments and dearest friendships will follow...
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