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4 posted on 09/04/2007 1:53:53 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: cornelis
Thanks for the ping, cornelis.

I found one pithy nugget in this piece:

there cannot be real goodness where the possibility and temptation to its reverse is not present.

To those people who constantly demand to know how God could have created evil, or how He can allow evil to flourish.

It is interesting too that when I started to think of anyone I could present as an example of moral "superiority" (i.e., a "good" person to counter the many I know who are "evil"), the best example I could come up with was Mother Teresa.

People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway.
If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish motives. Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you may win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
People who really want help may attack you if you help them. Help them anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt. Give the world your best anyway.

Anyone who LIVES this credo is without a doubt my moral superior. By her example, I believe Mother Teresa did live those beliefs.

8 posted on 09/04/2007 3:21:24 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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