Tuesday, July 22, 2008

So I turn 30 today, I could reflect on the last 30 years or I could look forward to the next 30.  I shall do neither, but I will post a prayer about life and how we should all go about living it.  Read, pray, take it to heart.  God Bless my family and friends and may His Grace and Peace be with everyone.

Respect everyone - Christ resides in everyone. Be sensitive to others - they are your brothers and sisters.

Think well of everyone - think ill of no one. Try to find something good even in the worst of circumstances.

Always speak well of others - do not cast a slur on anyone. Repair any harm resulting from an uttered word. Do not provoke strife between people.

Speak to everyone in the language of love. Do not raise your voice. Do not swear. Do not vex others. Do not provoke tears. Reassure others. Show a kind heart.

Forgive everyone everything. Do not hold grudges. Always be the first to extend your hand as a sign of reconciliation.

Act always to your neighbor's advantage. Do good things to others, as you would like them done to you. Never give a thought to what others owe you, but always to what you owe them.

Be actively compassionate in time of suffering. Be quick to offer consolation, counsel, assistance, kindness.

Work conscientiously - others benefit from the fruits of your labor, just as you benefit from the labors of others.

Be active in your community. Be open to the poor and the sick. Share your goods. Try to see the needs of those around you.

Pray for everyone, even your enemies.

Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski

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