Friday, March 21, 2008

Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

Today is Good Friday. In the Christian world, that is the day Jesus Christ was crucified.

In three days, on Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate Jesus' resurrection.

When asked what was the greatest commandment, Jesus answered that first to love God with everything in you. The second was to love your neighbor as yourself.

I realize this is not a religious blog. I do not intend to make it one. But since the season is one of renewal and one of remembering love, I offer these quotes about helping each other.
No matter what your religious affiliation, even if you have none, you can make this world a better place by helping your neighbor. So with that thought, here are what some people worth quoting said:

When someone is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anythig you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it. E.W. Hove

Many are called but few get up. Oliver Herford

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.
Sally Koch

Doing nothing for others is the undoing of one's self. We must be purposely kind and generous or me miss the best part of existence. Horace Mann

I think we need to look for comunity by feeling copassionately what others are going through and responding with our time and hearts. Thomas Moore, Ph.D.

There is no such thing as a self-made person. We reach our goals only with the help of others.
George Shinn

Teamwork thrives when no one points a finger, and everyone lends a hand. Dan Zadra

To fall down, you manage alone, but it takes friendly hands to get up. Carolee Dunagan

Goodwill is reciprocal. The good thoughts you send out to others will return to you multiplied. Grenville Kleiser

When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they'll remember and be kind to someone'll become like a wildfire. Whoopi Goldberg

A great life is the sum total of the worthwhile things you've been doing one by one. Richard Bach

The measure of life is not its duration but it's donation. Peter Marshall

It matters not how long we live but how. Philip James Bailey

Enjoy your weekend, enjoy your holiday, celebrate Easter, and do something kind for someone.

1 comment:

Mericano said...

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